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Bowl and cover

Bowl and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Malaysia (made)

  • Date:

    18th century-19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, chased

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by E.S. Wilkinson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl with cover, of silver, fluted and chased, its shape taken from an earthenware model.

Place of Origin

Malaysia (made)


18th century-19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver, chased

Object history note

Formerly the property of the Sultan of Riau.

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

Bowl with cover, silver, chased, Malaysia, 18th-19th century.

Production Note

An imitation in silver of a Chinese porcelain vessel.








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