Lacquered betel leaf box. Burma, 20th Century


Lacquered and gilt bamboo betel leaf box. This kun-it type betel box was realized in four parts, each composed of bamboo core and several black and red lacquered layers. Designs are then chiseled and gilt-enhanced. Numerous figures and animals are representing in the exuberant floral decoration.

Burma, Bagan region / Mandalay, Early 20th Century

Height: 23,5 cm (9-1/4 in.) - Diameter: 29,5 cm (11-1/2 in.)

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014020478