Small Offering Dish, Thailand. Museum no. IS. 389-1992.

Small Offering Dish, Thailand. Museum no. IS. 389-1992.

Small Offering Dish
Thailand
19th Century
Silver, embossing
Diameter 14cm
Museum no. IS. 389-1992

This form of food offering dish (Pham) on a raised foot is an ancient one found in 15th and 16th century ceramic versions from Sukhothai in central Thailand. Dishes of this form were often used in sets of diminishing size, with the smallest at the top. The embossed lotus petal motif forming its sides is a typical decoration.