An impressive repoussé gold Bottle
South East Asia, probably Siam, 19th Century
comprising gold sheet over a resin core, of lota form with squat body, splayed foot, tapering conical neck with stopper, the body with a wide frieze of stylised flowerheads, the shoulder and foot with flaming foliate bands, the stopper with three graduated tiers attached to the neck by a chain, with number of petal-shaped motifs inlaid with resin
30 cm. high; 578 g.