Incredible Burmese Sterling Silver Bowl and Dish Set
This is an amazing bowl and matching dish from Burma. The piece is from Burma, what is now Myanmar, and was made in 1940’s to 1950’s. There are ten renowned traditional arts and crafts from Myanmar fondly known as “Pan Sel Myo”, or 10 types of flowers. Many of the works produced play a critical role in daily life. “Patain” is the art of making gold and silver objects. Craftsmen make items such as brass gongs, copper pots, gold trays, silver cups and bowls.
The large bowl and matching dish showcase the unique animals of the jungle alongside a charming repeating pineapple motif. Some of the animals featured are snakes, rabbits, monkeys, a small-clawed otter, a goat, fox, rooster, elephants, and a rat. This elegant bowl and matching dish were made with a hand-hammering technique known as repoussé. Both pieces are equally astonishingly detailed with bright-cut work. Perhaps what is most remarkable about these pieces is that they are entirely hand-made out of one sheet of silver. Because the silversmiths work with one piece of silver molding it into a bowl there are some areas where the silver thins and needs to be patched. This is the case on the bottom of the bowl—there is one small area where the silver has been patched, however, it is unnoticeable when the bowl is upright. The bowl has a diameter of 12 inches, a seat height of approximately 7 1/2 inches, and weighs approximately 2 3/4 pounds. The matching dish has a diameter of 16 inches and a seat height of approximately 2 inches. The dish weighs approximately 2 1/2 pounds.
Both the bowl and dish are made entirely out of sterling silver. The bowl is large enough that it would make a truly eye-catching salad bowl! Both the bowl and dish are signed by the artist. This is a truly special set that would make an incredible wedding gift or addition to your silver collection!
DIAMETER: 12 in | HEIGHT: 7 in
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