Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1287556 (stock #LC56)
Ancient East
$650
DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok from Pagan, 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 bulbous spire echoes the shape of the Buddhist temple stupas found throughout Burma (now Myanmar)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1283534 (stock #LC47)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: Four beautifully detailed, red and gold lacquered sheets of Burmese Buddhist manuscripts describing rules of ceremony. Kammawasa are elaborately decorated manuscripts extracted from the Pali Vinaya pitaka, the monastic code of discipline which is generally read aloud at monastic assemblies...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1282850 (stock #LC54)
Ancient East
$735
DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a late 19th C. Burmese black lacquer offering vessel with tall stem leading to a wide flared rim. This base is topped with a bulbous lid with flared rim and multiple carved turnings in the spire, echoing the shape of Buddhist stupas. The base and interiors of the bowl and lid are finished with a nicely contrasting red lacquer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1170896 (stock #TBS16)
Ancient East
$1,295
DESCRIPTION: In Burma (now called Myanmar), one of the most honored and beautifully decorated ceremonial pieces was the box that held the many gold lacquered sheets of Buddhist manuscripts, called the Kammawasa. These sheets are read aloud at monastic assemblies, and topics covered could include formalities for the ordination of monks and the bestowal of their robes, the consecration of an ordination hall, celebrating the festival of the full moon, or other such instructions...