3 - 5 June 2004
A Burmese Red and Black-Lacquer Massive Cylindrical Clothes Box and Cover
Late 19th Century/Early 20th Centuty
The molded cover with a continuous scrolling cloud band enclosing a central rosette, the sides with conforming decoration, on flaring foot
30 in. (76.1 cm) high; 35 in. (88.8 cm.) diameter
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Compare to another clothes box with similar Chinese-inspired cloudscroll motif in The Museum of Mankind, the Ethnology Department of the British Museum, illustrated in S. Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Bangkok, 1985, p. 139, fig. 157.
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