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Burmese Repoussed & Engraved Silver Octagonal Dish

Burma
circa 1910

diameter: 18cm, weight: 290g

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Provenance

UK art market

This fine and unusual dish of solid silver is the product of Burmese silversmiths who produced items for the colonial market. It has eight sides and a rim that is repoussed in very high relief with sixteen animals such as lions, hares and birds, all against a tooled background.

The centre of the dish has been engraved with a deer before trees and surrounded by a border of chased foliate scrolling.

The dish is in very fine condition.

References

Fraser-Lu, S., Silverware of South-East Asia, Oxford University Press, 1989.

Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.

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