bantam work definition

  • others:
    • Carved and painted operate in imitation of Japan ware.
    • Carved and painted operate in imitation of Japan ware.
  • noun:
    • An old name for carved work, painted in party-colors, imported from the East Indies; “a kind of Indian painting and carving on wood, resembling Japan-work, only more gay,”
    • An old title for carved work, coated in party-colors, imported through the East Indies; “a particular Indian artwork and carving on lumber, resembling Japan-work, just much more gay,”
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