Large and imposing, this beautifully carved stand is 60cm square at the base and the whole comes in at 92cms high.
With all manner of mythical creatures writhing around, this wonderful piece is otherworldly and fantastical. It is from 19th Century Burma and likely depicts the Nagas and Garuda from Hindu mythology.
The carving is impressive, we are particularly blown away by the base and head; these beautifully formed bowls, covered in a delicate tracery of leaves and flowers, have been carved, pierced and hollowed from large single pieces of inch thick mahogany to beautiful effect.
The central pillar is formed from four identical columns, each comprising a serpent intertwined with foliage, over a Foo Dog or Chinthe at the base and a bird at the throat. Each columns is again carved from one piece of Mahogany. The zoomorphic feet are each carved separately to the base.
The base has suffered a loss, missing one of the "skirts" that drop to the floor from the base, and two of the birds have lost the tips of their tails. These are minor issues however, carvings of this age and detail are more often covered in chips and losses.
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Large, Carved Burmese Planter 19th Century
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