Antique 19th C. Red Lacquer over Wicker Charger Plate with Flower
South East Asia
For your consideration is a very beautiful lacquered charger
Cinnabar red over wicker, skillfully woven split bamboo, covered with a
layer of black clay and thickly lacquered in scarlet red
Exquisitely engraved decoration upfront, consisting of Mandala style
medallion in the center, a floral band and various concentric ribbons around
The technique used for the decorations is called "yun" and uses a color
yellow and black) that will adhere only to the incisions of the engravings
The plate stands on six feet made of broken ceramic pieces
It the center of the reverse side there is button-like circle, which can be
found on other similar vessels
On the base there is an inscription, but very hardly discernable. It
consists of three characters, possibly in Tamil language, perhaps initials.
During the Colonial period in Southeast Asia many wealthy Tamil communities
settled in Burma
A similar plate is catalogued under # 1998,0613.2 in The British Museum,
London, as well as in the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
Circa late 1800's/ea. 1900's, Burma - Myanmar
Measurements: Approx. 11.75" diameter, 1.5" high
Weighs about 12 oz.
Condition: Very Good overall. Minor losses to the lacquer, mostly
around the edge. Please see photos. All original.
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