Tanjore Encrusted Ware – Indian Inlay

Chathura Meegama Harry Tilly, Silver 19th century, exhibit, tanjore 1653 Views

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.

Chathura MeegamaTanjore Encrusted Ware – Indian Inlay
Burmese Box

Burmese Silver – Forms

Chathura Meegama Silver 19th century, bowl, exhibit, statue 1269 Views

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.

Chathura MeegamaBurmese Silver – Forms
Animals on Silver Jigger

Silver and Animals

Joseph Cohen Silver 19th century, silver, sri lanka 693 Views

From the seals of the Indus valley, south asian artists have included animals in their work. There are many instances in 19th century silver of animals incorporated into the decoration. From religious to informative to playful, animals are represented in varying poses and using varying techniques.

Joseph CohenSilver and Animals