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Box and cover

Box and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Riau Islands (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with chased and repoussé decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J.S. Lake, Esq. and Mrs N.C. Mills, from the Estate of the late A. F. Lake, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Box and cover of silver, in the form of an eight-lobed circle, of which the lobes are alternately ornamented and plain. The ornament consists of very low-relief panels of scrolling stems and pear-shaped floral forms. The wedge-shaped panels of the lid radiate from a central lotus-bud knob. Slightly expanding ring-foot.

Place of Origin

Riau Islands (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver with chased and repoussé decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'Purchased 11th September 1914. from the Sultan of Rhio & Linngi.'
Typed label previously stuck on the bottom, which was removed during conservation in February 2013.


Height: 15.2 cm, Diameter: 29.8 cm

Object history note

Nos. IM.15 to 27-1934, previously on loan since July 23rd, 1920, from A. F. Lake, who died in 1924. The loan was continued by his Trustees. See Nominal File: A.F. Lake and RPs 1934/1096 & 1570.

Descriptive line

Box and cover, silver with chased and repoussé decoration in low relief, Riau Islands, Indonesia, 19th century




Repoussé; Chased


Metalwork; Silver


South & South East Asia Collection

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