Malay Silver, A Rare And Complete Silver Alloy Stemmed Platter With A Domed Cover Desert Container (Wadah Kueh), Riau Archipelago (Sumatra), Indonesia, 19th. Century.

Identification Number: 368


This rare and complete silver alloy stemmed platter with associated domed cover cake container (Wadah Kueh) usually for offering cake and desert (kueh) presentation at Royal Malay occasions.

The Tazza is constructed in mainly three pieces all put together, the adjustable base is fitted to the deep food try and the removable lid or cover on top, the serrated edges of the deep tray are also fitted with an additional very elegant and decorative elements of chains and bells.

The Tazza is made by chasing the alloy silver and then decorated with various engravings and motives such as the floral and the geometrical designs including the Islamic crescent star design at the top of cover.

Condition: minor ware and tear, small split to lid with almost invisible old repair, minor dents, some of the bells are of a later replacement.

Dimensions: 51 cm height.
48.3 cm diam. of tray across including serrated edges.
40 cm diam. of the lid base.

For an almost identical Tazza please see
Asian Art And Dutch Taste, by Jan Veenendaal, Waanders Uitgevers Zwolle, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2014, ISBN: 978 94 6262000 1. Please see the similar lot No. 204 exhibited in page 132.