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Indian or Burmese silver buttons

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Comment by LauraRamsay on April 11, 2017 at 14:52

Your conclusions are the same as mine-I have a silver rose bowl decorated in the Swami style and these button designs are similar. However, the rose bowl images are of Hindu gods-these are not, which led me to the conclusion they might be of Burmese origin and made for the European market in the early part of the 20thc.

Comment by Cordelia Donohoe on April 11, 2017 at 8:11
Apparently these stopped being made around 1930 and similar figures can be seen on silver bowls of the same period.
Comment by Cordelia Donohoe on April 10, 2017 at 22:25

I think these could have been made for the export trade

Comment by LauraRamsay on April 10, 2017 at 18:23

A set of five heavy repousse work silver Indian or South East Asian buttons. Images appear to be of dancers and drummers. Large, substantial loop shanks. No hallmarks. 1 and 1/2 inches diameter. Certainly pre 1947, probably early 20thc. The Burmese produced buttons in sets of five.  I would appreciate any help here.

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