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Repousse Silver Dish
Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
19th century

diameter: 16.9cm
weight: 152g

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

It is finely worked all over with typically Ceylonese floral and foliage motifs. The outside border shows a series of stylised
kala masks copiously worked with
further foliage and floral motifs.

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

Inventory no.: 840

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