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An early 20th century Burmese silver bowl, Mandalay
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An early 20th century Burmese silver bowl, Mandalay circa 1900 by a ‘Peacock’ maker Of compressed tapering circular form, with an embossed frieze of figures in traditional dress, some pursued by an elephant, interspersed with a palm tree and two temples, all against a texture ‘wallpaper’ background. The lower section with a band of stylised betel leaves, the upper section with two simple beaded bands below a plain pushed over rim. The underside with a flat chased maker sigil of a peacock in a textured circle. Diameter – 19 cm / 7.5 inches Weight – 675 grams / 21.7 ozt "There are a number of variations of 'peacock' signatures, probably referring to different makers, all of whom are indirectly claiming past royal patronage. Pieces signed by the 'peacock' makers are always of very good quality workmanship." Wilkinson, W., (1999)., Indian Silver 1858-1947: Decorative Silver from the Indian Sub-Continent and Burma Made by Local Craftsmen in Western Forms. London, Wynyard R T Wilkinson, p. 41.
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An early 20th century Burmese silver bowl, Mandalay

Estimate £500 - £800
Oct 30, 2020
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0146: An early 20th century Burmese silver bowl, Mandalay

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Est. £500 - £800Starting Price £500
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An early 20th century Burmese silver bowl, Mandalay circa 1900 by a ‘Peacock’ maker Of compressed tapering circular form, with an embossed frieze of figures in traditional dress, some pursued by an elephant, interspersed with a palm tree and two temples, all against a texture ‘wallpaper’ background. The lower section with a band of stylised betel leaves, the upper section with two simple beaded bands below a plain pushed over rim. The underside with a flat chased maker sigil of a peacock in a textured circle. Diameter – 19 cm / 7.5 inches Weight – 675 grams / 21.7 ozt "There are a number of variations of 'peacock' signatures, probably referring to different makers, all of whom are indirectly claiming past royal patronage. Pieces signed by the 'peacock' makers are always of very good quality workmanship." Wilkinson, W., (1999)., Indian Silver 1858-1947: Decorative Silver from the Indian Sub-Continent and Burma Made by Local Craftsmen in Western Forms. London, Wynyard R T Wilkinson, p. 41.

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