Burmese lacquerware pedestal, late 19th Century.
This beautiful lacquerware pedestal is from Burma and is constructed from lacquered wood and gilded metal with elaborate golden decoration with coloured glass. Such a pedestal was used as a stand for special and elaborate betel boxes, often for ceremonial use.
A scarce find in the UK.
Condition is good overall. Structurally sound but with old wear and general ageing. Crack surrounding base of central stand, but is all structurally sound.
For a similar example, please see Burmese Crafts Past and Present by Sylvia Fraser Lu, Oxford University Press, plate 221.
Size: Approx. 22.5cm high. 23cm diameter.