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Item:304957274387Antique Burmese Lacquer Betel Box Burma Culture Myanmar Bamboo Bowl Basket. Antique Betel Illustrated Box. Burmese Burma Myanmar. Two pieces; lid with bottom. Circa estimated 1900's. Traditional lacquered box for betel. This box was mainly used for social events such as serving guests betel. Betel is often mixed with leaves, spices, nuts and tobacco, the offering of betel is a symbol of hospitality in many cultures, particularly in South East Asia. Made of tightly woven bamboo covered in special lacquer. Decorated in red orange cinnabar color. Art features Burmese scripts and royal court scenes. Please see pics and read condition description. Shipped securely packaged and insured. Item is also available for local pickup. I prefer not to clean vintage or antique items. That decision is usually left for the buyer. Please consider; some items I sell might need cleaning, restoration, repair, maintenance, and/or adjustments. Wear from storage and/or use, consistent with age unless described otherwise. They are sold as is, as found, all sales final. With exceptions if listed, such as certain articles of clothing, but limited to, new footwear, brand new sealed items, are returnable within time-frame stated, if unworn, or unopened. Buyers responsibility to read complete listing text and accept seller’s policy before placing bids or making purchase. Seller is not responsible for end user application of items. Winning bidders of more than one auction can save on shipping. (Certain restrictions may apply.) Buyers outside the USA pay shipping via Postal Service. Seller will not be held responsible for any loss or damages if buyer chooses uninsured shipping service. Insured amount must match declared value on custom form. Buyer's responsibility to pay customs fees, duties, import taxes, and related charges. Purchasing this item and remitment of payment is an acceptance of these terms. Any questions? Please contact me for more information.
Condition:Family pre-owned heirloom. Has wear and obvious areas of use, rough spots on rim. Please review pics. Social and cultural significance. Art and illustrations are extraordinary.