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Water vessel

Water vessel

  • Place of origin:

    Riau Islands (made)

  • Date:

    18th century-19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, fluted and chased

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by E. S. Wilkinson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Water vessel (Ternang), fluted and chased silver.

Place of Origin

Riau Islands (made)


18th century-19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver, fluted and chased

Object history note

From the Riau Archipelago, South of Singapore.

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

Water vessel (Ternang), fluted and chased silver, from the Riau Archipelago, South of Singapore, 18th-19th century








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