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Fine 19th Century Chased Repousse Silver Bowl

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 751735

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This large hand chased repousse silver bowl is encircled with six beautifully detailed life-like scenes from a Buddhist parable about the triumph of good over evil. Exceptional workmanship in this piece is marked by detailing on the characters--a prince, an ogre and a king--whose faces register anger, surprise and wariness. The scenes, each bordered by a cartouche, are set within an opulent palace and along a woodland path. Lavish scrolling foliage and six elegant peacocks surround the vignettes. Six more peacocks and lotus leaves centered with embossed flowers form a pattern around the bottom portion of the bowl. This piece is from 19th century Burma, where the peacock, symbol of the sun, was a favorite decorative element. A peacock, also the symbol of the bowl's maker, is engraved on the bottom surface along with the maker's name, Daw Saw Yein, and the name of his shop, Myo Ma. Silver content of this piece is 65 percent as was typical for items made in Burma during the 1800s. The bowl is in excellent condition. Dimensions: diameter 10" (26 cm), height 6-1/2" (16 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM