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Lacquered Betel Nut Box From Mandalay Burma circa 1920
January 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

Fine example of a betel box or “ kun it “ in the " kunan kynbyat " or yunnan semicircle pattern and has 1 large original internal tray . The box is from the Mandalay Period circa 1930. The lacquer is cinnabar lacquer The bottom of the box is signed with the name of the female maker and the workshop: Made by Myo Myo Win-- Workshop So Mo Laputa This pattern is carried throughout on the sides and bottoms of this piece. The design has been engraved with fine point scrimshaw like tool...
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