Repoussed Silver Octagonal Lidded Box
height: 8.7cm, diameter: 8.3cm, weight: 178g
This fine silver box and cover of eight sides is repoussed around the sides with eight panels each filled with one of the eight Burmese animal symbols representing the ‘Eight Planets’ or the gyo-shit-lon for the eight days of the Burmese week.
The lid is slightly domed and has a central panel repoussed in high relief with what is likely to be a king or prince with a consort and perhaps a minister surrounded by leafy flourishes. The edge of the scene is decorated with a fine lotus petal border.
The base is plain and unmarked.
The box is in excellent condition and without holes.
It is almost certainly by the same maker of items
Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Burmese Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1974.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 4172