Inventory no.: 670



Unusually Large Malay Silver/Copper Tray or Plate (Pinggan)

Malay Peninsular or Java

19th century

diameter: 56cm

This Malay plate or tray of unusually large proportions. The centre is engraved with a roundel featuring a kris crossed with its scabbard amid typically Malay scrolling foliage (see the photographs below.) The bowl of the tray is edged with a finely etched border of stylised orchids and foliage. The fluted side rises to a flattened border of more scrolling foliage finished with a reinforced scalloped edge.


A large tray that has some similarities with this example and which is attributed to Riau is illustrated in Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia,

The Message and the Monsoon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia, IAMM, 2005, p. 192.

Inventory no.: 670