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Burmese Lacquer Writing Box c. 1900

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Burmese Lacquer Writing Box c. 1900
An unusual Burmese gold lacquer writing box, the exterior decorated with scrolling thayo work, the interior with compartments for pens, ink, etc and a shwe zawa panel of a figure surrounded by an animal frieze on the interior of the lid. Dimensions: 31.5 x 19.5 x 9.5 cm. c.1900.

Break to cover by right hinge repaired with small restorations at this point. The lacquer surface is otherwise in remarkably good condition. The box still has its original (working) key. Small tabs or handles on the covers of the internal sections are missing.

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