Central Plains, Thailand
Late 19th century
Lacquered wood, pigment, mother of pearl, shell
H: 10.5 in :: 26.7 cm
An elegantly carved spoon reflecting the classical work from the Central Plains of Thailand. The Dragon figure features dramatic sculptural elements; note the tongue, flames and folded wings. As a ritual object, it offers symbolic and Buddhistic protection.
Inventory # 104626