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Metal Document Holder Encased in Finely Woven Rattan
Burma
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
Rangoon area.

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.

References:
Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 4235

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