Authentic 19th century Rattanakosin period. Thailand
An unusually large pedestal / bowl with twelve sides and inlaid with mother-of-pearl with various characteristic Thai motifs on a black lacquer background, the inside is cinnabar (red) (there is some age-related flaking and surface cracks), probably restored / lacquered during the 20th century.
Bowls of this size were generally used in temples by nobility for offerings (in this case only flowers) to Buddhist monks.
The mother-of-pearl shells came from the coral reefs along the coast of Phuket and the provinces of Surat Thani in southern Thailand, and the provinces of Chanthaburi and Trat in the east.
Cracks, several lacks and missing pieces.
It is possible that the item arrives with a few broken bits of mother-of-pearl due to its fragile condition.
- Numero complessivo di oggetti
- Ciotola per elemosina, Piedistallo
- Bambù, Lacca, Madreperla
- Chulalongkorn: Rama V (1868-1910)
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In discrete condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 20×32×32 cm