Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder - Antique Circa 1900

GBP 655.00

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Object Description

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

This fine antique Peranakan silver bekas sirih/sirih* silver 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.

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

Object History

Maker: Unknown
Date: Circa 1900
Origin: China

Object Literature

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Object Condition

This antique silver leaf holder 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.

Object Details

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Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

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