Inventory no.: 840

Silver Plate, Kandy, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)


Repousse Silver Dish

Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

19th century

diameter: 16.9cm

weight: 152g

This finely chased and repoussed silver shallow dish or plate demonstrates the remarkable skills of 19th century Ceylonese silversmiths.

It is finely worked all over with typically Ceylonese floral and foliage motifs. The outside border shows a series of stylised

kala masks copiously worked with further foliage and floral motifs.


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

Inventory no.: 840

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