Antique Kun-it Burmese lacquerware box

£48.00

Finely woven bamboo, covered in thitsi lacquer in an orange-red, circa 1900-1930

Diam : 7.5 cm and H 7.7 cm

 

These lovely cylindrical boxes with a little interior tray were made to contain ingredients needed for betel nut chewing (a mild stimulant). The box would have been offered to guests upon a visit as a sign of hospitality.

 

The design is called ku-nan-kan-byat (Yunnan semicircle with interlocking form)

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Natalia says " these collectables make lovely decorative pieces for a coffee table, bookshelf or cabinet"

 

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