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Burmese food container

Burmese food container

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1970: Item # 774172

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Fine old Burmese lacquer box with a sieve insert lid, this piece is most likely from the Shan State and was used as a food receptacle, as the small holes would keep the bugs out. Circa 30 to 50 years old, it is very thin and lightweight and the body is constructed of woven bamboo. Excellent original condition with minor lacquer loss at the bottom’s edge as to be expected from a genuinely old piece, unlike so many brand new or heavily restored Burmese lacquer pieces being offered as 19th century on the internet. D: 30.5cm/12in and H: 16cm/6.2in.