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Khwet (tumbler)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Thitsi lacquered bamboo basket work. Patterns formed in the relief moulded thayo and glass inlay hman-zi shwei-cha technique.

  • Museum number:

    IM.4-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gilded red small straight sided bowl rounding to a ring base.
Sides encircled with alternate quatrefoil and square compartments filled with flower heads and narrow borders of raised dots.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Thitsi lacquered bamboo basket work. Patterns formed in the relief moulded thayo and glass inlay hman-zi shwei-cha technique.

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm, Diameter: 10.3 cm of rim

Object history note

Historical significance: This object was originally used with other food vessels contained in the large Food RFeceptacle IM 3 1909

Descriptive line

Burmese bamboo and gilded lacquer khwet (tumbler). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Decorated with beading and floral patterns in the thayo, hman-zi shwei-cha medium. ca. early 19th century.

Production Note

Attribution note: This object was originally used with other food-vessels contained in the hsun-ok (offering vessel) IM 4-1909.

Materials

Bamboo; Thitsi lacquer; Gold-leaf; Clay; Ash; Pigment; Glass

Techniques

Basketry; Forming; Gilding; Colouring; Glass-working

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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