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Cinnabar Lacquer 19th Century Basketry Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 834732

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A fine, tight weave of thin reeds gives texture to the cinnabar and black lacquer finish of this mid-19th century Burmese bowl. The textural quality is heightened by the wearing of top layers of cinnabar lacquer revealing black lacquer underneath for a handsome negoro effect. Resting on four low feet, the bowl, or “kwet,” flares out to a wide point about three-quarters up its height, and then gently angles in toward its crisp upper edge. The inner surface is smoothed with many coats of lacquer showing a pronounced negoro look. The graceful shape and excellent condition of this understated bowl make it a particularly nice example of Burmese lacquer artistry. (See photo enlargement #3 to view area where top cinnabar layer is more heavily worn than on the rest of the outside surface.) Dimensions: diameter at widest point 14” (36 cm), diameter of opening 12” (30 cm), height 6” (15 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKTOAD1.COM