Repoussed Silver Bowl
diameter: 26cm, height: 15.5cm
This large silver bowl is repoussed with various typically Burmese scenes no doubt drawn from Burmese folklore, all between various borders which include a lower border that comprises a double row of upturned lotus petals, known as the kya-hlan motif, and a prominently raised upper border that comprises a scrolling orchid design known as the dha-zin-gwei motif.
The bowl has a central cartouche that is presented to the viewer by an angle with prominent extended wings and which is inscribed in Burmese and which translates as ‘Daw A Kyi’s cup [bowl].’ (‘Daw’ is the prefix Burmese use for ‘Mrs’).
The base is engraved with a flower or ‘snow flake’ motif which might be an emblem of the silversmith.
Inventory no.: 837