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Cylindrical box (cover missing)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (probably, made)

  • Date:

    probably 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, thitsi lacquered, covered with thayo work encrusted with coloured glass

  • Museum number:

    IND.LOST.305

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Round with a shallow flaring base and flange on which to place a lid.
Lacquered red inside and out and decorated on the outside with 3 bands of green, red, yellow and gilded thayo work. The middle band a chain of rosettes dividing the wider top and bottom bands of intermittant scrolling.

Place of Origin

Burma (probably, made)

Date

probably 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, thitsi lacquered, covered with thayo work encrusted with coloured glass

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Diameter: 32 cm

Descriptive line

A Burmese red lacquered cylindrical box (missing its cover) embellished with foliate and floral moulded thayo decoration inlaid with glass relief. probably 19th century.

Materials

Wood; Thitsi lacquer; Glass; Pigment

Techniques

Woodworking; Lacquering; Colouring; Inlay; Glass; Forming

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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