This finely chased and repoussed silver shallow dish or plate demonstrates the remarkable skills of 19th century Ceylonese silversmiths.
It is finely and densely worked all over with typically Ceylonese orchid and other floral and foliage motifs. The outside border is copiously worked with further foliage and floral motifs.
The reverse of the dish or plate which shows the items age.
Coomaraswamy, A.K., Mediaeval Sinhalese Art, Pantheon Books, 1956.