Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1970 item #1317238 (stock #3167)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Very fine niello inlay silver box Buddhist themed depiction of the Royal Barge on the Chao Phraya River floating past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) flanked by apsaras on the lid and burlwood interior. The front reads “To Admiral Sir David Luce with best wishes from Admiral (signed) Chammarnand Layndvla, Bangkok, 5, January 1962”. Possibly given as a diplomatic going away gift, in 1960 Sir David Luce was appointed Commander-in-chief Far East, and was promoted to First Sea Lord 1963...