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    Old solid Silver bowl, Can anyone shed some light

    Hi all

    I found this solid silver bowl in my loft at the weekend. It looks pretty interesting and from the way it's made I think it's old. The carving and stamp marking is crude. No hallmarks to be found.











    Thought this would be the best place to ask. Very interested to find out what it is?

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    Looks like it may be from India but only guessing.
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    I'd agree - India.

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    Thanks for the input. Me and my other half thought it looked a bit Indian

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    Indian or middle eastern would be my guess.

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    Agree Indian, or close.
    Don't think it's a bowl though given there appears to be engraving on the underside, but no foot or rim.
    Quite possibly a censer lid.

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    Could be a Thai/Siam rice bowl?
    Last edited by Jon Kenney; 14th October 2019 at 18:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Indian or middle eastern would be my guess.
    My thoughts exactly. I also think it’s a censer or oil lamp rather than food bowl, possibly a hanging one.
    Last edited by VDG; 15th October 2019 at 00:39.
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    It would make sense that it was to hang up as the bottom is patterned also.

    I guess there's going to be no definitive answer. I like that the engraving skills are not to a high standard. It's nice to imagine it was made a long time ago with primitive tools. To be found in my loft in an old wooden crate box.

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