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Antique Burmese lacquer box
Rare and authentic antique Burmese Shan late 19th betel box. This piece is sold unapologetically “as is”, and would make an ideal “anatomical” study piece for anyone with a genuine interest in the art of Burmese lacquer making. Please note: I have put a single grain of rice (long grain) in some of the enlargements for perspective to appreciate the fine craftsmanship that went into making such a simple piece. The two halves fit into one another with same precision as a piston and cylinder. I purchased this in a small village near Dali, Yunnan, China in 2003 where it was still possible to find old Shan lacquer, since recent trips to Burma over the past few years have yielded little in the way of genuine antique pieces. H: 13cm/5in and D: 14.5cm/5.8in.


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