SET OF ANTIQUE CARVED WOODEN DURIAN SHAPED MEDECINE CONTAINERS WITH INTERIOR LACQUER AND GILDING
Durian carved medicine boxes, from Palembang, lacquered inside. Shaped like Durian fruit these boxes were used in Palembang, Sumatra to store medicines. When viewed from the underside, these boxes appear very much gold, but much of this has faded from the top surface of the wood.
Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Wood, lacquer, early 20th century
Very large one: 25 cm, others:15,14,12 and 12 cm
Price separate: € 1500,-, sold, sold sold 350,- (right one)