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Repoussed Silver Hinged Lidded Box
Burma
circa 1900

height: 10.2cm, length: 13.4cm, width: 9.5cm, weight: 393g

This fine silver box and hinged cover stands on four fine zoomorphic feet with pierced, scrolling flanges. The four sides are repoussed and chased with
fourteen panels decorated with animals and birds amid foliage.

The lid is domed and decorated with an elaborate court scene in high relief with what appears to be a king and his primary consort seated on a throne, with
another consort seated on the floor, and a minister and a courtier, also seated n the floor. The group are against a ground chased with foliate scrolling. The
lid is further decorated with a border of foliate scrolling.

The base is plain and unmarked.

The box is in excellent condition and without holes.

It is almost certainly by the same maker of items
4171 and 4172.

References:
Fraser-Lu, S.,
Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Lowry, J.,
Burmese Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1974.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 4173

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