Lacquer care and how to use guide

Our Vietnamese lacquerware is made using traditional techniques and it can take up to 90 days to make one piece.

Your lacquerware has been through up to 40 stages before it is completed. It is durable as it has had sixteen to twenty layers of lacquer so with care it will give you years of use.

To retain its natural beauty please follow this care advice.

  • Wash your lacquerware in warm soapy water and dry using a soft cloth.
  • Avoid use of harsh cleaning chemicals.
  • Do not soak in water.
  • Please do not wash lacquerware in the dishwasher or use it in the microwave or oven.
  • Please also avoid using sharp implements when using serving dishes or bowls.
  • Keep lacquerware out of direct sunlight.
  • Although lacquerware vases have been waterproofed, as these are entirely hand-crafted products it is advised that the vase is placed on a saucer or plate when first used to ensure there is no leakage.
  • To keep lacquerware looking its best, outer surfaces or decorative items may be polished with a small amount of car wax and a clean, soft, lint-free cloth

 

How to use your wine holder

Ensure the neck of the bottle is placed securely through, then gently let go. The wine bottle will balance!

And, as long as you’ve put the cork or lid back on nice and tightly, you can continue to use your wine holder even if the bottle has been opened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most bottles will be suitable as long as the neck will go through the hole. Try whiskey, gin or spirits. Alas, Prosecco or other sparkling wine with foil and metal caps will not work as the neck is too big for the hole.

Experiment with different points of balance by placing the neck further through the hole or moving it further back out of the hole to achieve a new point of balance. Hours of fun!

Not a wine drinker and more of a chef? How about a special bottle of olive oil or balsamic vinegar or we’ve even heard of customers who keep a special bottle on show all year – even when empty –  as a happy memory of a special occasion. Top marks we say!