This Enormous Mid 20th Century Vase Originates From Burma And Was Most Likely Made For Use in a Buddhist Temple or Monastery. It is a Striking Statement Piece and a Beautiful Work of Decorative Art in the Mandalay Style. The Laborious Process of Creation Has Yielded an Excellent Result! Although Large the Vase is Surprisingly Light as it is Most Likely The Structural Support is Made From Bamboo. The Raised Decoration, Foil Backed and Clear Paste Inlays Are Added After the Carcass Has Been Lacquered and Gilded. The Result is Surprisingly Strong and Durable and Without Doubt, Eye Catching. At The Neck of The Vase is a Continuous Frieze of Burmese Script in Low Relief. This is Very Likely to be of a Buddhist Nature. In Terms Of Condition The Vase is Very Stable and Overall in Extremely Good Condition. There are Losses to The Paste Inlays and The Non Gilded Areas of The Base and Interior Rim Show Signs of Age and Wear. I Would Estimate That at Least 90 to 95% of The Vases Original Decoration is Present. Essentially Any Losses Are Subtle and Not Obvious.
The Dimensions of This Vase Are: 62 cm High x 36 cm at widest diameter.
I Would Date This Vase to The Circa 1950 or earlier
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