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AN IMPRESSIVE BURMESE SILVER REPOUSSÉ BOWL

AN IMPRESSIVE BURMESE SILVER REPOUSSÉ BOWL

Item Description:

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARDESHIR M. HEERAMANECK


shaped as a Burmese monk's traditional alms bowl or thabeik, decorated all around with twelve traditional dancing Burmese folklore figures executed in high relief, each enclosed within its own shaped cartouche, the ground behind each figure also chased with a floral pattern, each separated with floral dividers executed in high relief, the upper rim with bands of different geometric patterns and a raised band of acanthus leaf scrolls, the lowest register with a wide band of a finely rendered repeating leaf pattern, and dense patterns of flowers and foliage fill the remaining ground, with an inner glass lining, weight 1,874 gms.


Diameter 9 in. (22.9 cm.)


Burmese bowls such as this fine example were purely for decorative use, and not used for any religious ceremonies. The shape is similar to a Burmese monk's begging bowl, which was based upon the alms bowl believed to have been used by the Buddha. Burmese monks, traditionally, were prohibited from touching precious objects made of either gold or silver, so it was not as common to find objects such as these made for religious consumption.


* Antiquity or Art Treasure - Non-exportable Item. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Sale.

AUCTION
₹ 300,000.00 ( Low est. )

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