Tanjore Encrusted Ware – Indian Inlay

Chathura Meegama Harry Tilly, Silver 19th century, exhibit, tanjore 1705 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
Bidri Hooka Bowl

Bidri – Indian Inlay

Joseph Cohen Silver bidri, bowl, exhibit, tray 1698 Views

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.

Joseph CohenBidri – Indian Inlay
Burmese Box

Burmese Silver – Forms

Joseph Cohen Silver 19th century, bowl, exhibit, statue 1326 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.

Joseph CohenBurmese Silver – Forms