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Superb Burmese Repousse Silver Box.

Superb Burmese Repousse Silver Box.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1239290
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Introduction: Myanmar silver-work is an ancient industry dating back to the 13th Century. Monarchs customarily used silver and gold bowls as rewards for the ministers and the attendants' loyalty and faithfulness to the royal family. Silver items were also a symbol of wealth because only the ministers, the generals and the rich citizens used silver for items such as betel-nut boxes and stands, flower bowls and vases, spittoons, daggers, dagger sheaths, and regalia and waistbands for the kings. Description: This wonderful Burmese silver bowl is delicately crafted, repousse work in high relief, the geometric form mounted with a hinged lid, and decorated with paneled reserves of pronounced battle scenes on horseback surrounded by bands of acanthus scrolls, 4.5"h x 8"l x 4.25"d, acid tested, 15.31 troy oz.