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