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Repoussed & Chased Silver Plate or Dish

Kandy, Sri Lanka
19th century

diameter: 17.8cm, weight: 143g

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Provenance

UK art market

This exquisitely chased and repoussed silver shallow dish or plate is a remarkable example of the high standard that Ceylonese silver-smithing work reached in the nineteenth century.

It is finely worked all over with typically Ceylonese floral and foliage motifs within geometric borders.

References

Coomaraswamy, A.K., Mediaeval Sinhalese Art, Pantheon Books, 1956

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