This beautiful extra large three legged lidded food server comes to us from Burma. Red and black lacquer in excellent condition. This Khantoke is in three pieces - the vase, central tray and the lid.
22” diameter x 22”tall
Yun-de is lacquerware in Burmese, and the art is called Pan yun (ပန်းယွန်း). The lacquer is the sap tapped from the varnish tree or Thitsee (Gluta usitata, syn. Melanorrhoea usitata) that’s grows wild in the forests of Myanmar (formerly Burma). It is straw-colored but turns black on exposure to air. When brushed in or coated on, it forms a hard glossy smooth surface resistant to a degree from the effects of exposure to moisture or heat.
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