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Small Cast Silver Figure of a Dancer
Burma
circa 1890

height (with stand): 14cm

This fine cast, chased and incised model of a traditional male Burmese dancer stands on a domed, pieced silver dais or stand. He wears the traditional tightly
bound headdress for a Burmese man, and most interestingly, has been modelled with traditional Burmese velvet-lined sandals known as
hnyat-phanat.

The image retains its original Burmese wooden stand, and is in fine condition without losses.

References:
Fraser-Lu, S., Silverware of South-East Asia, Oxford University Press, 1989.
Fraser-Lu, S.,
Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Tilly, H.L.,
The Silverwork of Burma (with Photographs by P. Klier), The Superintendent, Government Printing, 1902.
Tilly, H.L.,
Modern Burmese Silverwork (with Photographs by P. Klier), The Superintendent, Government Printing, 1904.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 4774 SOLD

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