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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Malaysia (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, repoussé

  • Credit Line:

    Given by S.R. Schofield

  • Museum number:

    IS.107-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl (Batil), oval in shape in plan; of silver with repoussé and engraved decoration. On the base is a crossed knife and sheath surrounded by foliage enclosed by a circular border of stamped semi-floral motifs; there are four small feet comprising a dome and knob; round the body of the bowl is a punched zig-zag band above which is a band of pointed ovals alternating with a floral motif, next a band of foliage pattern and finally a narrow border of punched zig-zag pattern; the rim of the bowl is slightly turned outwards.

The type of knife engraved on the base being nearer to the type found in Borneo and not a kris suggests that this bowl may have been made in Borneo, or on the Malay peninsular for a Borneo customer.

Place of Origin

Malaysia (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, repoussé

Dimensions

Height: 8.2 cm, Width: 23 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl (Batil), silver, repoussé, Malaysia, late 19th century

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Repoussé

Categories

Metalwork; Household objects

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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