Silverware

A SILVER BURMESE BOX

Lot No
43
Description
An indigenous Silver Burmese box engraved with depictions of folktales of Burma. Motifs adopted in this work symbolically represent the craftsmanship of Burmese silversmiths.

This lot illustrates the methodology adopted by Burmese artisans and the design layout depicted on the frontal strip has been executed in repousse technique. The principal pictorial scene depicts characters captured in elegant postures. The depictions are embossed in high-relief, creating a dramatic effect. Character figures are given textural and facial features through chasing technique. The floral pattern on the frieze imbibes this lot with seamless visual identity. The bottom band is simplistic, and thus serves as a firm foundation upon which the patterns sprout. The highlight of the box is the lid, which depicts incise characters with definitive attributes of royalty. The chief protagonist is depicted seated in his court with a defined countenance of authority being entertained by danseuse nymphs.

Size : 7 x 9 x 7.5 in
Gross Weight : 1261 grams
Estimate
Rs. 1,00,000 - 1,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,28,109

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Provenance : Property from an important private estate based in Mumbai.