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Antique Burmese "za-yun" Lacquer Betel Box w. Domed Lid, "kun it" No1.

Antique Burmese "za-yun" Lacquer Betel Box w. Domed Lid, "kun it" No1.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1910: Item # 1424021

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Berne, Switzerland
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 $600 
A large betel-box with one internal tray, made of woven and coiled split bamboo covered with lacquer. The exteriors of the tray, lid and drum are decorated in the yun technique, using the "za-yun" pattern. The interiors with plain cinnabar red lacquer. The base with inscription in a cartouche. Please visit the online collection of The British Museum for a betel-box with the same pattern (1998,0723.159). Condition: exterior faded and worn, some lacquer losses, lid with a crack and top with evidence of etching by salty seeds. Dimension: diameter: c. 23.8 cm, 30cm high. Provenance: Swiss collection.
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