Antique Burmese Silver Bowl,
Pierced Design,
Burma (Myanmar) – 19th Century

The bowl is decorated with fine pierced floral work and seven roundels containing embossed scenes.

Each roundel depicting figures in differing poses. A band of scrolling leaves towards the top and an acanthus leaf border to the bottom. The base has a pictorial ‘signature’ of a chased beast holding a sword.

Burmese silver bowls are based on the form of the ‘thabeik‘ or begging bowl. They were adapted for local Burmese aristocracy and European clients and eventually took on a more ornamental role. This bowl has been embellished by the silversmith with pierced work, chasing and repousse.

Weight 599.5 grams, Height 12 cms, Diameter 18 cms

Item: #334

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