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$ 2,200

Antique Burmese Lacquer Offering Bowl Set

Origin Myanmar (Burma)
Period 19th Century
Materials wood bamboo and lacquer
H.2. 18 in; Diam. 24 in;
H.2. 45.72 cm; Diam. 60.96 cm;
Condition Good. surface wear and patina, interior has some crackles on the lacquer surface expected from age and use.Wear consistent with age and use.
Creation Date late 19th -early 20th c
Description A tiered lacquered votive container (known as Ok-kwet, or sometimes as Hsun-kwet in Burmese) that consists six fitting pieces from Burma circa late 19th century. Made from bamboo and wood frame and surfaced with black lacquer outside and a striking vermilion red for interiors. Ok-kwet was traditionally used as compartmentalized alms vessels from the faithful to offer foods the monasteries or monks. The tiered votive container is supported by four small legs opens and separates to bowls and trays in various sizes in order to serve the meal. Graceful form and beautiful color as a center piece for any cultured interior.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Geometric, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 393342
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