Large Antique Burmese betel box, Kun-it, 28cm high, late 19th/early 20th Century.
Lovely example of Burmese lacquerware betel box. Lovely example of Burmese lacquerware betel box. Incised Yun decoration in a yok-thai pattern. Small figures are seen within vegetal scrolling. Cinnabar colour. 4 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 decorative central base motifs to internal compartments.
In good condition overall - signs of wear and surface cracking to the lacquer, but for its age is in good shape. (see photos).
For similar example see Sylvia Fraser Lu's excellent book "Burmese Crafts Past and Present", Oxford University Press, 1974 - Plate 41.
Height = 18cm.
Diameter = 21cm.