A wonderful traditional nielloware brooch handcrafted in black enameled sterling silver. Circa 1930, the brooch depicts the dancing figure of Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning, a Buddhist/Hindu deity.
The brooch is in excellent condition with no wear to the enamel work and the pin back and safety catch are in perfect working order. This is a fairly large size brooch measuring 2" high and 1-3/4" across (50x45mm) and it weighs 6.2 grams. It is stamped "Made in Siam" and "Sterling" on the back.
Siam changed its name to Thailand in 1939 and although niello enamel jewelry is still being produced there today it is these early pieces that are particularly sought after and treasured.
Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens to show you every tiny detail, any scratches or blemishes that may appear are invisible to the naked eye.