No hallmark present, tested throughly confirm high grade silver 925/1000 or above
Niello work extremely fine and detailed , possibly work of silversmiths working also for Thailand Royal House ..
Provenance U.K. auction, details available to buyer only
The box is excellent condition, minor dent bottom base edge ( not easy noticeable), no repairs , no damage to niello work , no scratches , no flaws on niello work
Diameter 8 cm
High 9 cm
Weight 217 grams
Estimated period 1940
This round silver box with cover lid is decorated with all around extremely fine niello work decorated with a flower-like motif with central figure . (The thepanom is a celestial being from Buddhist cosmology.)
The base has marking ,, Margaret Bangkok ‘’
The niello technique, whereby silver is chased and then coated in a black enamel-like substance that is then buffed back to reveal the raised silverwork beneath, is thought to have been introduced to Thailand either by the Portuguese or the Persians. Traders from both countries had an early presence in the Kingdom. Niello work became a speciality of the southern Thai city of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Fraser-Lu, S., Silverware of South-East Asia, Oxford University Press, 1989.
Silverware in Thailand, Rerngrom Publishing, 1991.
Shipping registered as single lot only
(due to insurance reason) to Europe and Asia only
Pictures are part of description, item looks better then my amateur photos!!
Custom issues are responsibility of the buyer only
- Boîte ronde en argent massif niello Thaïlande
- Argent 925, Travail de nielle en argent massif
- Possibly Thailand
- Période estimée
- Années 1940
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 9×8×8 cm
- 217 g