Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder
Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder
Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder
Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder
Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder
Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder

Antique Peranakan Silver Sirih Leaf Holder

c. 1890 China

Offered by AC Silver

£595 gbp
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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.

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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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.
Maker: Unknown

Origin: China

Date: Circa 1900
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A3381 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Weight 1.90oz t (59.09g)
Stock Code
A3381
Medium
A fine and impressive antique Peranakan silver bekas sirih/sirih leaf holder; an addition to our Asian silverware collection.
Signed/Inscribed
The hallmarks struck to the surface of the underside are all very clear.
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