BETEL SET, MALAY PENINSULA, 19th CENTURY. SILVER WITH PIERCED TOPS OF SOLID GOLD, (H) 5.3-6 CM, (D) 4.3-6.8 CM. AUTHOR’S COLLECTION. PHOTO: BY THE AUTHOR – TAASA Review June 2022
The decoration usually is chased rather than repousséed and rarely in high relief.
It has much in common with Malay woodcarving with its meandering, Islamicinspired vegetal scrolling...