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c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl
  • c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl

c1850 Imperial Burmese Konbaung Dynasty Silver Thabeik Bowl

Price:

£2,000.00


Product Description

A stunningly detailed Silver repoussé bowl or thabeik, decorated with the various spirits of the great King Tabinshwehti who reigned from 1530 – 1550.

One of the most celebrated kings in Burmese history, Tabinshweti assembled the largest kingdom in Burma since the fall of the Pagan Empire in 1287. The bowl commemorates Tabinshweti, depicting his famous pose, with the sword behind his head pointing to the right.

On the base, the bowl is adorned with the dancing Peacock (Ka-Daung), a symbol typically associated with Burma’s Konbaung Dynasty, who reigned in Burma from 1752 to 1885. Strict Sumptuary Laws meant that the peacock seal was solely reserved for the ornamentation and apparel of Royalty.

We believe the bowl dates from the mid 19th century and was likely acquired in the sacking of the Royal Palace during the 2nd Anglo-Burmese War. Indeed a similar example is displayed in the Durham Light Infantry Museum.

Size: 15 x 9cm
Weight: 424g

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