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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1989,1023.2

  • Description

    Bowl made of beaten silver with repoussé floral decoration around rim, and also in four diamond-shaped panels around the body. Two Chinese seal inscriptions and two circular marks.

  • Date

    • 19thC-20thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.3 centimetres
    • Diameter: 13.3 centimetres (mouth)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        zu yin
      • Inscription Comment

        stamped on base
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        guang cheng
      • Inscription Comment

        stamped on base
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1989

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1989,1023.2

Bowl. With floral scrollwork decoration around rim, mark on base and two Cambodian letters. Made of beaten and repousse silver.

Bowl. With floral scrollwork decoration around rim, mark on base and two Cambodian letters. Made of beaten and repousse silver.

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