ITEM: Vintage Compact
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver, acid tested
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent
WEIGHT: 72.2 grams
MEASUREMENT: 2-3/4" X 2-3/4"
MARKS: Sterling, Made in Siam
COMMENTS: Siam vintage mirrored compact crafted in sterling silver with niello accent having a Goddess on the front and traditional scenic view on the reverse. In excellent condition with original puff and lining. It appears to have not been used. Pictured as received from a local estate with undisturbed natural patina. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost.
The silversmith of Siamese and/or Thai jewelry is special and appealing. Siamese silver found today in the collectible market is mostly "niello" or "nielloware" style, created by carving out areas of the silver and baking a sulfur/metals powder in the carved out areas. The design often displays Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning, and represents the Thai version of Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic from a Hindu religious tale, which had a profound impact on art and culture of Thailand.
Vintage Siam Niello Sterling Silver Compact circa 1950's
$169 $225 SALE