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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Malaysia (made)

  • Date:

    18th century-19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, chased

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by E.S. Wilkinson

  • Museum number:

    IS.271-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wash bowl (sangha) of silver, chased and fluted, with traces of enamel.

Place of Origin

Malaysia (made)

Date

18th century-19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, chased

Object history note

IS.250 to 451-1950 and IS.1 to 7-1952, came from the collection of Mr. Richard James Wilkinson (1867-1941), who was formerly Deputy Governor of the Straits Settlement (1911 to 1916) and later Governor of Sierra Leone (1916-1922). He had acquired a collection of mostly Malay silverware and goldware, niello work, arms, etc. in Singapore and the Federated Malay States, which on 23 June 1919 was lent to the Indian Section of the V&A with the possibility of later making a bequest. A second loan of Malay brasswork followed on 31 October 1921. A total of 209 pieces were finally bequeathed to the V&A on 26 October 1950 following the death of his widow, Mrs Edith Sinclair Wilkinson.

Descriptive line

Wash bowl (sangha), chased silver, from Riau, made in Malaysia, 18th-19th century

Production Note

From Riau.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Chased

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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