Tanjore Encrusted Ware – Indian Inlay

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Tanjore-ware originates and gets its name from the South Indian city of Tanjore. Hindu gods and mythical beings are depicted in traditional swami style of south India. This style originates in the local carvings of the temples of that region and can be compared with 19th century swami silver.

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Bidri Hooka Bowl

Bidri – Indian Inlay

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Bidri is a technique of inlaying zinc vessels with brass, silver or gold. This form of decoration is uniquely Indian and began in the city of Bidar in the Deccan. The oldest known examples date from the late 17th century, but according to oral legend, production of bidri began in the 16th century.

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Burmese Box

Burmese Silver – Forms

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There is little variety in the forms of silver vessels seen in antique Burmese silver. Typically, one sees bowls, containers, cups and statutes.
To make the statutes the silversmith first were cast silver to create the form and then chased the piece to add detail. When making the other items, the silversmith melted silver into a clay saucer and then hammered the silver into a specific form.

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