Inventory no.: 3445

Thai Silver Beaker


Fine, Double-Skinned, Pierced Silver Beaker


circa 1920

height: 12.8cm, diameter: 8.3cm, weight: 245g

This unusually tall beaker is of solid silver. The sides are double-skinned with the outer layer being pierced to reveal parts of the layer beneath. It is decorated with inter-locking leafy arabesques interspersed with quatrefoil cartouches, three of which are infilled with figures from Thai lore and the fourth being left plain for an inscription.

The beaker shows some age-related wear but is otherwise in excellent condition.

The base is stamped with a retailer’s name which is indistinct, but probably is one of the Western retailers set up in the first part of the twentieth century to retail silver and related items to the public, or is the anglicised rendering of a Thai-Chinese maker or retailer’s name.


Naengnoi Punjabhan, Silverware in Thailand, Rerngrom Publishing, 1991.Provenance:

UK art market

Inventory no.: 3445


The mark to the base.