Not Held at Japan Society – Lacquered Butterfly Collection at Van Cleef & Arpels, NYC

February 24, 2005
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February 24 – March 9
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Van Cleef & Arpels is proud to introduce the Lacquered Butterfly Collection, created especially for Van Cleef & Arpels by the lacquer workshop of Mr. Hakose, in Wajima, Japan.  Mr. Hakose’s workshop, which has been creating lacquered art since the 16th Century, uses a traditional lacquering method called ‘Urushi’, dating from the Edo period.  The port town of Wajima, in northeastern Japan, is home to the world famous Wajima Nuri” style of Japanese lacquer ware, which has earned worldwide recognition as one of Japan’s most important cultural assets.  Each piece of art in the Van Cleef & Arpels Lacquered Butterfly Collection is created by hand, and each design is inspired by historical patterns.

For more information, please contact Stacey Karesh, (212) 644-9500 or visit

  • February 24, 2005 – March 9, 2005