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Metal Document Holder Encased in Finely Woven Rattan
early 20th century
length: 45cm, diameter: 5.4cm
This very fine document holder comprises a thin metal tube and cap over which rattan has been finely woven. The basketry work is likely to be from the
The item has clear age and the rattan has a wonderful golden-yellowy patina from age and handling.
It is in excellent condition. There are no losses, repairs or dents. It is a fine and very pleasing object. It was acquired in the UK and most probably came to the
UK during the colonial era.
Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Provenance: UK art market
Inventory no.: 4235
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