19th Century Antique Burmese Shwe Zawa Lacquerware Manuscript Box - 40cm/16"
Measurements - Length 40cm (16")
Ca. 19th century Burmese Shwe Zawa lacquerware manuscript box. The box is beautifully decorated with a traditional Burmese motif depicting temple guardians and sanskrit text (the language of Buddhist monks) in the traditional black and gold, shwe zawa gold gilt style.
The box would have been used to hold manuscripts at the temple.
The delicacy of the carving and gilt work on this piece are excellent. Overall the piece is in great condition. A rare and wonderful piece.
Provenance: Private UK collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
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