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A Fine Burmese Kammavaca, Late 19th-Early 20th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920   item# 1109288

A Fine Burmese Kammavaca, Late 19th-Early 20th Century
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$ 1,995  

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and complete Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript, late 19th - early 20th century, containing all 16 leaves and the original teak wood covers.

Kammavaca manuscripts are a quintessentially Burmese artifact that reflect the general reverence afforded to the monastic system in that country. To Western eyes, they are usually just highly decorative ethnic handicrafts from an isolated a ...click for details


A Fine Burmese Kammavaca, Late 19th-Early 20th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920   item# 1047202

A Fine Burmese Kammavaca, Late 19th-Early 20th Century
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and complete Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript, late 19th - early 20th century, containing all 16 leaves and the original teak wood covers.

Kammavaca manuscripts are a quintessentially Burmese artifact that reflect the general reverence afforded to the monastic system in that country. To Western eyes, they are usually just highly decorative ethnic handicrafts from an isolated a ...click for details


A Large and Classic 19th Century Burmese Hsun-ok (#2)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1033398

A Large and Classic 19th Century Burmese Hsun-ok (#2)
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$ 850 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok from Pagan, of well- known and documented form, constructed of wood that is first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar-colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off to reveal the black lacquer base underneath. The negoro effect here is not as pronounced on this piece as it is on our other recently posted hsun-ok (see item ...click for details


A Large and Classic 19th Century Burmese Hsun-ok (#1)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1033391

A Large and Classic 19th Century Burmese Hsun-ok (#1)
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$ 850 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok from Pagan, of well- known and documented form, constructed of wood that is first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar-colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off to reveal the black lacquer base underneath as seen on this example, in an effect likened to the negoro effect seen in Japanese lacquerware. ...click for details


A Fine Burmese Hsun-ok, Late 19th-Early 20th Cent

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920   item# 959584

A  Fine Burmese Hsun-ok, Late 19th-Early 20th Cent
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very fine gilded Burmese hsun-ok or offering vessel, late 19th to early 20th century. Gilded offering vessels such as this present example would have been owned by wealthy Burmese families, and used exclusively for bringing food gifts to the monastery. They are constructed of bamboo and turned wood bodies, and decorated with scrolling floral designs called "chupan." Crafting the chupan design is actually a deceptively meticulous and laborious proc ...click for details


A Fine Burmese Kammavaca, late 19th - early 20th cent

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920   item# 955585

A Fine Burmese Kammavaca, late 19th - early 20th cent
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The Bodhisattva Collection



SOLD  

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and complete Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript, late 19th - early 20th century, containing all 16 leaves and the original teak wood covers.

Kammavaca manuscripts are a quintessentially Burmese artifact that reflect the general reverence afforded to the monastic system in that country. To Western eyes, they are usually just highly decorative ethnic handicrafts from an isolated a ...click for details

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