Repoussed & Chased Silver Bowl
19th-early 20th century
diameter: 20.7cm, height: 11.5cm, weight: 521g
This fine, good-sized silver bowl has a flattened base and gently curving sides. It is decorated with a wide band of typically Thai motifs right the way around. The motifs include repeated thepanoms – the thepanom is a celestial being from Buddhist cosmology.
The base is chased and engraved with a circular cartouche of scrolling foliate and floral design.
The bowl is most probably the product of craftsmen operating in Bangkok around 1900.
It is in excellent condition.
McGill, F. (ed.), Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, 1775-1950, Asian Art Museum, 2009.
Doris Duke: The Southeast Asian Art Collection, The Foundation for Southeast Asian Art and Culture, 2003.Provenance:
UK art market
Inventory no.: 3264