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Coromandel work

noun
1.
lacquer work popular in England c1700 and marked by an incised design filled in with gold and color.
Also called Bantam work, Coromandel lacquer.
Origin of Coromandel work
after the Coromandel Coast, where objects decorated with such work were transshipped to Europe
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