Ornate Stately 19th Century Teak Lacquerware. Rice. Alms. Buddhist. Mandalay. Burma. Myanmar
Decorative rice boxes were – and still are – used to deliver and distribute rice to monks. Glutinous aka Sticky Rice portions were placed in banana leaf packets. and then into these handmade containers. Such containers were either taken to the streets where monks passed by or to temples.
This ornate 23″ box is in excellent condition both inside and out. 22.5” tall x 10” in diameter at widest point. Base is 10.5” in diameter
Where the base narrows, you can see some openwork formed by small bamboo pillars. See Photo 7.
Teak rice lacquerware – like this one – is from the Mandalay Region of Burma.
Phenomenal condition and lots of lucky elephants. Authentic and from the late 1800s. Rare in this condition. Has been in a private collection for over 50 years!
For the Serious Collector.