Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Box with Gold Leaf

Provenance: Probably Shan State, Laikha?

Period: Late 19th/ early 20th Century

Technique: Lacquered bamboo

Height: 23 cm, Diam: 28 cm

Private collection

Note: Large, superb, detailed and elaborate lacquer box with gold leaf - such a box may have been used by royalty/aristocrats

Similarities with no. 131 in the book Visions from the Golden Land by R. Isaacs and R. Blurton