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Covered vessel

Covered vessel

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1855 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, carved and coated with black thitsi lacquer onto which fine thayo work (relief moulded lacquer) has been moulded and further painted and finished with black lacquer.

  • Museum number:

    01185A/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This object could be described as a long stemmed goblet and cover or long stemmed ceremonial vase and cover.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

before 1855 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, carved and coated with black thitsi lacquer onto which fine thayo work (relief moulded lacquer) has been moulded and further painted and finished with black lacquer.

Object history note

A" pair of black lacquered vases - nos 645" were received from Tenasserim, Martaban province in 1855 by the India Museum and were registered together under number 4383. They subsequently acquired the 1880 number of 01185 and were described in that register as: "Vases & Covers. Two. wood, black lacquer in relief ". One is now missing. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Wall Case 30.] '01,185. VASES AND COVERS. Two, wood, black lacquer in relief; Tenasserim. 4,383'

Descriptive line

Burmese wood stemmed vessel and cover of thayo work finished in black lacquer. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Decorated with figurative, foliate and floral designs. ca. before 1855.

Materials

Wood; Thitsi lacquer; Clay; Ash

Techniques

Carving; Coating; Lacquering; Forming

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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