Large Antique Burmese betel box, Kun-it, circa 1920, CM0801
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Large Antique Burmese betel box, Kun-it, circa 1920, CM0801.
Lovely example of Yun technique lacquerware betel box. A beautiful incised lacquer design adorns this cylindrical box known in Burmese as a Kun-it. Inside is one additional interior tray. For similar example see Isaacs and Burton, Burma and the art of Lacquer, River Books, p176.
Decorated largely with palatial scenes, but with lion design to base.
This cylindrical box is made of lacquered woven bamboo and contain a fitted tray inside to hold the various items necessary to make quids of betel (for chewing).
In very good condition overall - signs of wear in places (see photos - minor surface cracking to lid and small area of damage to lid of inner tray.
Height = 23cm.
Diameter = 23cm.