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Burmese Lacquer Betel Box

Burmese Lacquer Betel Box


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1950: Item # 1376758

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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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G/F, North Flat, Lot 965 Peak Road West
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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 $500.00 
Superbly detailed, large multi colored, “eight days a week” zodiac box. This piece is in excellent condtion, save for one small chip on lid noted in enlargement #9. This one was produced in Kyaukka, Sagaing District circa 1950. The highly polished effect was created by the application of tung oil on the surface (reference: Lacquerware Journeys- Than Htun). In my opinion this piece was never used for anything other then a decorative piece as the interior shows no wear whatsoever while the exterior has the typical aged patina of old Burmese lacquer. This is a complete original set with two interior trays and slightly domed lid. D: 25cm/9.8in and H: 21cm/8.3in.

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