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A Burmese Shwei-Zawa Gold Leaf and Lacquer Wall Hanging

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 947738

A Burmese Shwei-Zawa Gold Leaf and Lacquer Wall Hanging
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$ 595 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a contemporary but very beautiful Burmese shwei-zawa wall hanging from Pagan, Burma, executed in brilliant gold leaf against a shiny black lacquer ground. The scene depicted is most likely something from the Jataka Tales (the stories of the previous lives of the Buddha), though we are not positive which exact scene is being portrayed. Nevertheless, this is a very fine and strikingly attractive example, and for those who understand how shwei-zawa work is crea ...click for details


A Stunning Burmese Lacquer Vessel from U Aung Myint

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 937197

A Stunning Burmese Lacquer Vessel from U Aung Myint
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SOLD 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a stunning and large martaban-type lacquer jar from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223. We had the honor, privilege, and education of watching artisans in this famous lacquer workshop creating modern masterpieces in the yun style, an extremely labor i ...click for details


An Extremely Fine Lacquer Box from U Aung Myint

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936890

An Extremely  Fine Lacquer Box from U Aung Myint
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$ 450 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, an extremely fine and very attractive dome-shaped, two-piece lacquerware box from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223. We had the honor, privilege, and education of watching artisans in this famous lacquer workshop creating modern masterpieces in the y ...click for details


A Pagan Style Lacquer Hsun-ok From U Aung Myint

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936885

A Pagan Style Lacquer Hsun-ok From U Aung Myint
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$ 400 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very attractive 5 piece Pagan-style lacquer hsun-ok (offering vessel) from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223. We had the honor, privilege, and education of watching artisans in this famous lacquer workshop creating modern masterpieces in the yun st ...click for details


A Very Striking Burmese Shwei-Zawa Writing Box

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936879

A Very Striking Burmese Shwei-Zawa Writing Box
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$ 125 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very striking contemporary Burmese writing box done in the "shwei-zawa" technique, with gold leaf floral designs known as "chupan" set against a shiny black lacquer ground, all done to very striking and dramatic effect. For those unfamiliar with this ancient Southeast Asian craft that began with the Thai in the seventeenth century, and is still practiced today mainly by the Burmese, Sylvia Fraser -Lu gives a simplified but useful explanat ...click for details

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