Antique Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) White Metal/Silver Offering Bowl with Elephants (Code 2116)
Testing shows the item to be made from a low grade of silver, probably around the 50% mark which is not uncommon from the Indian region. Silver is mined locally in Sri Lanka and the Kandy region was most noted for production and is likely where this item is from. Typically they were made as offering bowls, but of course would have been purchased by tourists and exported to a limited extent and used for whatever purpose as desired.
Good for period, wear is limited for the age, some scratches to the base of course. A nice piece for decoration or use.
Height: 5.2 cm ( 2 1/8 inch)
Width: 11 cm ( 4 3/8 inch)
Weight: 140 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 2116 MY16-1
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