Large Antique Burmese betel box, Kun-it, 21cm high, late 19th/early 20th Century.
Lovely example of Yun technique lacquerware betel box. The design style featured on this box is that of ku-nan-kan-byat, Yunnan design with interlocking forms. Cinnabar colour. 3 pieces.
This cylindrical box is made of lacquered woven bamboo and includes a fitted interior tray to hold the various items necessary to make quids of betel (for chewing). With inscribed base depicting the maker's identity and central roundel on top.
In good condition overall - signs of wear and surface cracking to the lacquer, but for its age is in good shape. (see photos).
Height = 21cm.
Diameter = 23cm.