Hsun-Ok, a fine example of the most graceful ceremonial vessel of Burma in the characteristic vermilion of Burmese lacquer, called hin-thabadca. This form has been used for centuries in Burmese culture to bring daily food offerings to the local Buddhist monastery or Sangha. This Hsun-Ok lacquerware vessel was made by applying numerous coats of black lacquer over thin strips of coiled bamboo, finished with layer of cinnabar. The spired finial, probably carved from a solid block of teak, is reminiscent of the shape of Burmese stupas.

Dimensions 33 × 61 cm



Burma, Pagan


Early 1900's