Columbia Japanning Company (Massachusetts)

Columbia Japanning Company (Massachusetts)
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Stock Certificate, unissued/uncanceled
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The Columbia Japanning Company was incorporated in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1928.

Japanning describes the European imitation of Asian lacquerwork, originally used on furniture. The word originated in the 17th century. Japanning most often involves a heavy black lacquer, almost like enamel paint. Black is common enough that japanning is often assumed to be synonymous with black japanning. The European technique uses varnishes that have a resin base, similar to shellac, applied in heat-dried layers which are then polished, to give a smooth glossy finish. It can also come in reds, greens and blues.

Originating in India, China and Japan as a decorative coating for pottery, it made its way into Europe by the 17th century. In the late 17th century, high European demand and rumours that higher quality pieces were not exported led to production starting in Italy. Its traditional form can be found using gold designs and pictorials, contrasting with the black base color.MA-Massachusetts Consumer Products Under $10 Under $5 Bird Featured Eagle Featured

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