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Antique Thai Silver-gilt Niello Cylindrical Teapot, Thailand (siam) – Late 19th Century

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This cylindrical teapot with fine depictions of animals, birds and flowers in silver-gilt and niello. The removable lid with a flower finial attached by a chain to the spout.
This teapot is an exceptional example of Thai niello work with its lively depictions of birds and animals crawling and hanging amongst the finely worked vines. A very similar example of a water jug (but without the birds and animals) was given to the United States by King Monkut, Rama IV (Smithsonian museum USNM #65).
The silversmiths of Thailand were well known for their niello work, with gilt floral work dramatically contrasting with the black niello background. The technique of niello is believed to have been brought to Thailand from Persia, possibly with the influence of the Portuguese.
The inverse of the intended ornamentation was embossed (pushed in) and then filled with a mixture of black enamels. Afterwards the piece would be heated and gilded, producing a fine gilt niello work.

Provenance: UK

Weight: 708 grams, Height: 19 cms, Diameter: 12.5 cms

Item: #202

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