Offered by: Pushkin Antiques
64 High Street Kent TN11YB , England Call Seller 44.759.559.5079


20th Century Thai Solid Silver & Niello Box, Bangkok, c.1940

$ 1,900
  • Description
    Beautiful mid-20th Century Thai solid silver niello box, decorated throughout with stylised leaves and deities on polished ground, standing on four shaped feet. Tested Sterling (925+ standard), Makers Unknown, probably made in Bangkok. Nielloware art and jewellery has always been very popular in Thailand, However, the niello technique does not seem to have originated in Thailand. It is said that it was introduced by the Persians or the Portuguese to Thailand since both countries had an early presence in Siam. This particular box is an exceptional example of Thai niello work, such pieces were only made for the Royal house. The tradition of presenting nielloware objects as State gifts goes back to the reign of King Narai of Ayutthaya (1656-1688).


    In Great Condition - No Damage.


    Height: 6cm
    Width: 15 x 9.5cm
    Weight: 340g
  • More Information
    Origin: Thailand
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: silver
    Condition: Good. In Great Condition - No Damage.
    Creation Date: 1940
    Styles / Movements: Other, Modern
    Dealer Reference #: A8543
    Incollect Reference #: 614380
  • Dimensions
    W. 5.91 in; H. 2.36 in; D. 3.74 in;
    W. 15 cm; H. 6 cm; D. 9.5 cm;
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