An old-world Vietnamese lacquer technique used to create delicate and unique surfaces. Before there was a white pigment for lacquer, artisans would use bits of duck or chicken egg embedded by hand into the surface.
The method involves the application of silver or gold leaf on glass to create a mirrored and antiqued surface. It can be used as an all-over effect, or contoured into intentional shapes and form. As can be seen in Aux Giraffes, graphic illustration has been introduced to the art form by a complex process of glass printing.