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The antique arts of Burma (now known as Myanmar) are among Asia's most under-appreciated art works. Lacquer makers, wood carvers and other artisans produced extraordinary items, and the skill of the country's silversmiths quite possibly surpassed those operating in say, England.

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6771

Burmese Bell Carried by Two Buddhist Devotees

Burma
early-to mid 20th century

height: 41cm, length (of the rod): 52.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

9421

Unusually Fine & Large Pair of Burmese Silver Beakers

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1880

height: 16.2cm, diameter: 9.7cm, combined weight: 675g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

9354

Nine Matched, Descending Bronze Burmese Buddhist Disciple Monk Images

North-eastern Burma (Myanmar)
18th century

height: 12.1cm, 13.4cm, 14cm, 15.1cm, 16.5cm, 18.2cm, 21.6cm, 25.6cm and 30.2cm

Provenance

UK art market

9356

Pair of Burmese Gilded Lacquered Monk Disciples, Sariputta & Moggallana

Burma (Myanmar)
19th-early20th century

height: approximately 12cm, combined weight: 2,013g

Provenance

UK art market

9355

Burmese Gilded Lacquered Buddha

Northern Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1900

height: 35cm, width: 28cm, depth: 19.2cm, weight: 2,890g

Provenance

UK art market

9294

Exceptionally Rare Naga Headhunter’s Necklace with Five-Heads & Buffalo

Naga People, Burma/India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 65.5cm, length of brass pendant: 16.7cm, weight: 205g

Provenance

private collection, US

9232

Mandalay Burmese Bronze Buddha

Mandalay, Burma
circa 1850

height: 49cm, width: 39.5cm, depth: 26.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

8902

Burmese Mandalay Bronze Buddha

Mandalay, Burma
circa 1840

height: approximately 68cm, width: 54.4cm, depth: 33cm

Provenance

UK art market

8748

Burmese Gilded Silver Bowl

Burma
circa 1910

height: 10.7cm, width: approximately 11.5cm, weight: 371g

Provenance

UK art market

8871

Burmese Glazed Earthenware Wall Tile Commissioned for the Mingun Pagoda

Upper Burma
late 18th century

length: 22.9cm, width: 23cm, depth: 3.1cm, weight: 2,345g

Provenance

UK art market

8724

Pair of Assam Gold & Ruby Lotus Ear Plugs (Thuria)

Assam, North Eastern India
19th-early 20th century

length: approximately 3.2cm, width: 2.4cm, combined weight: 16g

Provenance

UK art market

6990

Large, Rare, Burmese Shwezawa Lacquered Panel of the Mahosadha Jataka

Probably Pegu, Burma
1930s

width (including frame): 136.3cm, height: 75.6cm

Provenance

UK art market

6989

Large, Rare, Burmese Shwezawa Lacquered Platter showing the Vessantara Jataka

Mandalay or Prome, Burma
circa 1900

diameter: approximately 94cm

Provenance

UK art market

7320

Burmese Pair of Crouching Nat or Disciple Figures of Carved Wood & Gilded Lacquer

Burma, probably Mandalay
circa mid-19th century

heights: approximately 46.5cm, combined weight: 5.6kg

Provenance

UK art market

8485

Burmese Silver Model of a Stupa or Pagoda

Burma
late 19th century

height: 32.3cm, width: 18.1cm, weight (with stand): 1,184g, weight of silver: 270g

Provenance

UK art market

9302

Naga Necklace with Dark-Blue Trade Beads

Naga People, Western Burma & North-eastern India
early 20th century

circumference: approximately 66cm, weight: 287g

Provenance

private collection, US

7227

Shan-Burmese Bronze Seated Buddha

Shan States, Burma
18th century

height: 26cm, width: 10.5cm, depth: 8.7cm, weight: 1,145g

Provenance

UK art market

4480

Chin Minority Large Brass Spools for a Necklace

Chin People, Western Burma
19th century

circumference: approximately 67cm, lengths of the spools: approximately 12.3cm, 12.7cm, 13.1cm, 14.1cm and 14.6cm; width of the widest spool: 2.8cm, weight: 373g

Provenance

private collection, London.

6739

Burmese Bronze Seated Buddha

Burma
18th-early 19th century

height: 31cm, width: 12.5cm, depth: 10cm, weight: 1,421g

Provenance

UK art market

6797

Paduang or Kayan Lahwi (Long-Necked) Woman’s Brass Neck Rings & Anklets

Paduang or Kayan Lahwi People, Shan States, Eastern Burma
19th-early 20th century

height (of the longest neck ring): 13.2cm, width (of the wiodest neck ring): 18.3cm, width (of the arm rings): approximately 9cm, combined weight: 4,437g

Provenance

Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

6577

Fine, Burmese Silver Bowl with Scenes from the Vessantara Jataka

Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1880

diameter: 18cm, weight: 595g

Sold

Provenance

UK art market

6602

Naga Cowrie Shell Apron or Loin Cloth

Naga People, Burma (Myanmar)
early 20th century

length: 69.2cm, width: 22.5cm, weight: 548g

Provenance

UK art market

5969

Burmese Bronze Rice-Noodle Maker

Burma
19th century

height: 15.4cm, width: 22.5cm, depth: 11.4cm, weight: 2,410g

Provenance

European art market

5284

Konyak Naga Trade Bead Necklace

Konyak Naga People, North-West India & Western Burma
early 20th century

length as worn: 35cm, approx. circumference: 70cm, weight: 168g

Provenance

UK art market

6387

Chin Woman’s Woven Silk Tube Skirt (Hni Tial)

Hakha Chin People, Chin State, Western Burma (Myanmar)
circa 1950

118cm x 69cm

6386

Burmese Royal Silk Achiek Cloth Sutra Cover

Burma (Myanmar)
19th century

70cm x 78cm

6247

Naga Chank Shell Bead Necklace

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century

length: 60cm, weight: 216g

Provenance

private collection, London

6118

Burmese Repoussed & Engraved Silver Octagonal Dish

Burma
circa 1910

diameter: 18cm, weight: 290g

Provenance

UK art market

6249

Naga Warrior’s Brass Neck Torque

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
18th-19th century

width: 16.5cm, weight: 135g

Provenance

private collection, London.

5412

Three Shan Burmese Silver Mounted Knives (Dha Hmyaung)

Shan People, Eastern States
19th century

lengths: 22cm, 19.8cm, 17.7cm

Provenance

UK art market

5992

Burmese Bronze Noodle Maker

Burma
19th century

height: 16.6cm, width: 27cm, weight: 2,907g

Provenance

UK art market

5739

Burmese Finely-Cast Bronze Temple Bell & Bracket

Burma
circa 1850

height: 38cm, diameter at base: 19cm

Provenance

UK art market

5009

Burmese Lacquered Food Offering Vessel (Ok-Kwet)

Burma
early to mid-20th century

height: 35cm, diameter: 36cm

Provenance

UK art market

5489

Rare Arakan Burmese Lacquer Chest

Rakhine (Arakan) State, Western Burma
circa 1870

length: 42cm, width: 24cm, height: 28cm

Provenance

UK art market

5417

Burmese Gilded Bronze Seated Ava Jambupati Buddha

Burma
Late Ava Period, 17th century

height: 47.5cm, width: 25.5cm, depth: 16.5cm

Provenance

UK art market; almost certainly has been in the UK since the colonial era.

4450

Burmese Large, Lacquered Wooden Buddha

Mandalay, Burma
circa 1850

height: 67.5cm, width: 59cm, depth: 34cm

Provenance

UK art market

4253

Lacquered & Gilded Kammavaca

Burma
19th century

length: 57cm, width: 13.6cm - 16 leaves & 2 covers

Provenance

private collection, London

4254

Rare Lacquered Brass Kammavaca

Burma
early 19th century

length: 47.6cm, width: 8.5cm - 10 leaves & 2 covers

Provenance

private collection, London

2651

Burmese Gilded & Lacquered Manuscript Box & Stand (Sadaik)

Burma
circa 1850

length: 83cm, height: 38cm, depth: 39cm

Provenance

UK art market

4259

Naga Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle

Naga People, India/Burma
19th century

length (approx): 67cm, width: 15.5cm, weight: 517g

Provenance

private collection, London.

2153

Large Burmese Temple Bell & Hanging Bracket

Burma
circa 1850

height with hanging bracket: 65cm, diameter of base of bell: 30cm, height of stand: 85cm

Provenance

UK art market.

4569

Lacquered & Gilded Kammavaca

Burma
early to mid-19th century

length: 54.8cm, width: 11.9cm - 16 leaves & 2 covers

Provenance

UK art market

272

Burmese Buddha Dipankara with Followers & Sumedha

Burma
18th century

Length: 16 cm

Provenance

UK art market

1205

Burmese Lacquered Tray on Stand (Kalat)

Shan States, Burma
circa 1920

diameter: 53cm, height: 24cm

Provenance

UK art market

4399

Carved Shell, Glass & Wood Bead & Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Necklace

Mizo People, Eastern India, or Naga People, Burma/India
circa 1900

length: 80cm, weight: 100g

Provenance

private collection, London.

1181

Gilded & Lacquered Manuscript Chest (Sadaik)

Burma
early 20th century

length: 99cm, height: 65cm, width: 62cm

Provenance

UK art market

1741

Burmese Cast Bronze Image of a Chin-lon Player

Pegu, Burma
circa 1920

height: 19.4cm (including the stand)

Provenance

UK art market

1784

Cast Pegu Bronze Image of an Archer

Pegu, Burma
circa 1920

height: 21.6cm (including the stand)

Provenance

UK art market

3648

Burmese Gilded Lacquer & Wood Storage Box

Burma
19th century

length: 46cm, height: 20.5cm, depth: 30cm

Provenance

UK art market

4250

Rare Burmese Shwezawa Lacquer Chest

Burma
19th century

height: 19.5cm, length: 43.6cm, depth: 33cm

Provenance

private collection, London; acquired by the previous owner in the UK decades ago, and probably has been in the UK since the colonial era.