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Antique Sumatran Silver Vases, A Pair, Riau Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia – 19th Century

Product Description

These unusual large vases are finely decorated with complex floral, foliate and geometric designs.  They date to the nineteenth century and were made in the Riau Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia.

The vases stand on spreading domed feet which are decorated with bands of simple geometric biku gunungan (mountain ranges) and meandering fern decoration.

To the lower part of the spherical bodies is a band of larger and more complex biku gunungan decoration and foliate tendrils within heart shaped cartouches. At the widest point of the bodies, ribbons of scrolling foliage edged with simple biku gunungan borders surround the vases. To the upper part, four semicircular panels of floral decoration with zigzag, biku gunungan borders hang down from the necks, interspersed with foliate swags and drops. 

The tubular necks are also ornamented with ribbons of scrolling foliage with simple biku gunungan borders.

It is extremely rare to find an identical pair of these impressive vases. A similar single vase can be found in the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde Collection in the Netherlands.

Provenance:        UK Private Collection

Size:                         Height 28 cms, width 20 cms max

Weight:                  1078 grammes (combined weight)

 

References:

Raimy Che-Ross, Malay Silverware, Arts of Asia, Volume 42, Issue 1, January-February 2012, pps 68-83

Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Nederlands, Collection Number 2556-10

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