Vintage Siam Sterling Silver Niello Goddess Brooch and Earrings
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This is a large sterling silver brooch and earrings made in Thailand, probably during the 1940s. The brooch is stamped “SK Siam Sterling” while the earrings are stamped “Siam Sterling”. Siam changed its name to Thailand in 1949, which is why I believe that these pre-date 1949, but it is possible that Siam continued to be used post-1949. The brooch pictures “Mekkalah”, the Goddess of Lightning while the earrings picture the “Dancing Angel”, thought to be a warrior that was magically transformed into an angel. All pieces are finished in “niello” enamel, a technique for blackening the background. The brooch measures 2” by 1 1/2” while the earrings measure 5/8” by 7/8”. the earrings have screw back fasteners.
All three pieces are in very good condition with no pronounced wear. Lovely reticulated work on these Siamese sterling pieces - very pretty!