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  Antique Hand Beaten Tibetan Silver Bowl Lid - 19th C
Antique Hand Beaten Tibetan Silver Bowl Lid


 
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A super hand beaten silver bowl lid from the 19th C. This piece has very high silver content but is undoubtedly mixed with other metals to give more strength to the piece. Tibetans have a long tradition of using wooden bowls or cups to eat Tsampa and drink butter tea. These cups can often be extremely precious to the owner and might be made from rare burl wood. The best burl wood cups are said to come from Bhutan and they are believed to absorb poison. They are also a symbol of social status and so the finest cups would often be accompanied with a silver lid.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
86 grams
Age: 19th C
Material: Silver
diameter = 110 mm
height 48 mm



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