Burmese Antique Lacquerware Kalat BLW50

This charming 19th century Burmese artifact is known in Burma as a kalat (pedestal stand) and was used for presenting attractively arranged votive gifts to the Buddhist monastery.

Made of wood, it comprises a shallow circular tray or bowl, set on a flaring pedestal with intricately carved wooden pins. The object has then been lacquered in a base of black lacquer followed by several layers of red lacquer, created by mixing cinnabar with natural black lacquer sap. The center of the tray is decorated with a simple botanical motif. Condition is excellent. Shipping by registered airmail with online tracking is included.

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Kalat are among the rarer forms of Burmese lacquerware found. This is an excellent example in very good condition considering its age. It is without repairs or any structural damage.  Expected minor marks are present, the result of being in service for over a century.

Characteristics
Height: 17.5cm, 6.9 in
Diameter: 26cm, 10.2 in
Provenance: Antique Dealer, Chiang Mai
Period: Late 19th century

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