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Burmese intricately painted lacquer betel nut container

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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920: item # 996546

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Burmese intricately painted lacquer betel nut container
This fine antique large betel nut container from Burma is painted with a traditional ornate "yun" incised lacquer design called “yok-thei”. There are tiny dancers swirling through an intricate background of vine vegetation. High sided cylindrical betel boxes called "kun-it" were used to store betel leaves and other ingredients. The deep lid fits snugly to keep the contents fresh.

Unfortunately, this container is missing the original tray insert. The few hair-line surface cracks and the somewhat dulled surface of the top and sides are compatible with with age and use. Dimensions...diameter 8.5 height 7.25



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