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Burmese Lacquer Traveler's Box

Burmese Lacquer Traveler's Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 261283

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 $175.00 
The lid of this 19th century Burmese lacquer traveler's box is incised with a charming scene of two figures, separated by a tree, each of them with one hand raised in a farewell wave. Made by layering many coats of lacquer over a base constructed of fine strips of coiled bamboo, Burmese lacquerware is light and durable. The design on this box is hand drawn using a method called yun-incising. Lines were incised through the top coats of black lacquer to reveal the persimmon-colored lacquer underneath. Yun-incised designs are usually flanked with bands of incised lines as shown on this box. The design on the side incorporates three lively chinthe, lion-like animals sometimes used in Burma as decorative elements. The box is fitted with a removable tray. The piece is in good condition. Dimensions: height 3 1/2" (9 cm), diameter 5 1/2" (14 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM