Antique 19th Century Burmese Lacquerware Sadaik or Manuscript Box - 39cm / 16"
Measurements - Height 39cm (16") x Length 68cm (27")
Ca. 19th century lacquer manuscript box. Sadaik (large, rectangular wooden and gold gilt manuscript boxes) were used at monasteries and the homes of government officials and wealthy individuals. The box depicts Temple Guardians, protecting the contents of the box and a traditional Burmese motif. The rectangular box houses a small box inside, the lid off which can be used to hold the box open. The exterior surfaces, lid and four sides are all decorated in the shwe zawa gold leaf technique. The draughtsmanship is both assured, delicate and of excellent quality. Given the nature of the Shwe Zawa style it is unusual for a box, such as this, to be found in such good condition.
Provenance: Ex- private UK Collection.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
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