Siam Silver Nielloware Vintage Brooch
The name Nielloware was given to this particular process of black enamel style technique when it was a very popular production technique used during the period of 1930 to 1970 in Thailand. These pieces were often bought as gifts for sweethearts by servicemen and also later tourists to bring back as gifts. They depicted mythological tales carved in the silver and set against the black enamelling. This particular brooch depicts the God Indra riding Erawen the elephant King. The mark to the back of this brooch says SIAM which was used during the period 1930-1980 and the name was meant to represent the Thai craftmanship community from where it originated. REFERENCE : Charles Dittell www.siamman.com
THE BROOCH is in excellent condition and measures 5cms x 4cms. Gift boxed for giving. Proudly supplied by Vintage Online.com.au.