A large Burmese parcel-gilt silver Dish by Maung Shwe Yon (and Sons), the "deer" maker
Rangoon, Burma, circa 1890
circular with recessed base, the base incised and ring-matted with central stylised flower head within concentric bands containing chain bands, raised dots, scrolling vines and cartouches containing signs of the zodiac, the flat rim with gilded repousse cartouches depicting scenes from the Ramayana reserved on a pierced and chased floral ground with lobed edge, the underside with maker's mark in the form of a deer
42.5 cm. diam.; 1729 g.