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Repousse Silver Dish
Kandy, Sri Lanka
19th century

diameter: 17.4cm, weight: 152g

This finely chased and repoussed silver shallow dish or plate demonstrates the remarkable skills of 19th century Ceylonese silversmiths.

It is finely and densely worked all over with typically Ceylonese orchid and other floral and foliage motifs. The outside border is copiously worked with further
foliage and floral motifs.

References: Coomaraswamy, A.K., Mediaeval Sinhalese Art, Pantheon Books, 1956.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 1261

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