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Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900

A fine and impressive antique Peranakan silver bekas sirih/sirih leaf holder; an addition to our Asian silverware collection

SKU: A3381
Price: £595.00
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Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900
Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This fine antique Peranakan silver bekas sirih/sirih leaf holder* has a tapering panelled fan shaped form.


The two side panels to the anterior portion of the body are embellished with impressive pierced, embossed and chased decoration depicting fish designs amidst geometric ornamented borders.


The central panel is ornamented with a subdivided Chinese dragon design below a floral and foliate array.


The posterior surface is embellished with further pierced, embossed and chased decoration depicting impressive undulating fruiting vine ornamentation.


The lower portion of each section bears an embossed Chinese character on a chased decorated matt background.


The plain concaved underside of this fine leaf holder is ornamented with a star motif amidst the character mark hallmarks.


* Sirih (or betel) was considered a symbol of hospitality in Malay culture and presented in decorative holders.


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Maker: Unknown
Origin: China

Condition


This antique bekas sirih is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The embossed, chased and pierced decoration is all very sharp.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of the underside are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Asian silverware.


Dimensions


Length of anterior 7.3cm/2.9"

Length of posterior 11.5cm/4.5"

Width 8.4cm/3.3"

Width of base 2.7cm/1.1"

Height 2.8cm/1.1"


Weight


1.9 troy ounces/59.1g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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