AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood, Thayo Lacquer and glass mosaic decoration and gild
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Antique Kammavaca Manuscript Box Good condition, gild worn with age and thayo lacquer slightly chipped in a couple of places, have to look hard to find them.
LENGTH: – 83cm
HEIGHT: – 31cm
WIDTH: – 37cm
WEIGHT: – 7.50 Kg.
An impressive, highly decorative Burmese antique Kammavaca Manuscript Box, heavily decorated with Thayo lacquer showing nats, floral scrolls and glass mosaics with bird carvings on each of the four feet. These boxes are used to hold the Burmese religious manuscripts such as the Paysar palm leaf manuscripts or Kammavaca, they come in a variety of styles, lacquered with gold inlay or heavily decorated with thayo lacquer such as this piece.