Rare Chased Silver Bowl with Blue, Green & Red Enamel
diameter: 20.8cm, height: 11cm, weight: 672g
Enamelled silver items produced in Thailand are relatively rare, although the technique is specific to the silversmiths of Thailand (or Siam) in terms of the region.
This good-sized, high-sided bowl of solid silver is finely chased with four Thai lions (
singhas) amid dense scrolling foliage and flowers against a ground enamelled in blue, red and green. It dates to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
The silver is unusually thick and the bowl consequently is heavy for its size.
It is without dents, repairs or any significant enamel loss. There are no maker’s or shop marks.
Naengnoi Punjabhan, Silverware in Thailand, Rerngrom Publishing, 1991.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 1694