MALAYSIAN STERLING SILVER TANKARD / MUG. Presentation piece for Yam Sengs, Ford Malaysia. KELANTAN = MALAYSIA = Sterling Silver. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963 to become Malaysia. Malaysia’s territory covers peninsular Malaysia – bordering Thailand in the north and across a strait from Singapore in the south – and two states on the island of Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak, approximately 240km east across the South China Sea. All of its 13 states and 3 federal territories total 329,749 square km’s of land. Peninsular Malaysia makes up about 132,149 square km’s and contains 11 of Malaysia’s 13 states: Kedah, Perlis, Penang, and Perak are in the northwest; Kelantan and Terengganu are in the northeast; Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, and Melaka are about midway down the peninsula on the western side; Pahang, along the east coast, sprawls inward to cover most of the central area (which is mostly forest preserve); and Johor covers the entire southern tip from east to west, with two vehicular causeways linking it to Singapore, just over the Straits of Johor. Surrounded by the Straits of Malacca to the west and the South China Sea to the east, the peninsula is edged by coastal plains and mangrove swamps. The interior of the peninsula is mainly forested, with a number of mountain ranges that run from north to south. Hallmark = The script mark which is in Jawi, an Arabic script used in Malaysia. The script translates to the word is Kelantan, a state in northern Malaysia which has a tradition of silverwork. No maker’s initials. Mug rim diameter = 77mm = 3.03 inches. Mug base rim diameter = 74mm = 2.91 inches. Diameter of bowl middle = 105mm = 4,13 inches. Width handle to Tankard edge = 137mm = 5.39 inches. Total height to rim = 105mm = 4.23 inches. Weight including bone handle = 208.9 grams = 6.72 ozt = 7.37 ounces. CONDITION: Very good overall condition. Has a tiny bit of usage wear and a few small dings. The horn handle has been re-glued on both joins and not done very well on the lower join as shown. Has engraving on the base = “YAM SEND’S” = “TO REMIND YOU OF THE MANY” = “WITH FORD MALAYSIA JANUARY 1963 – NOVEMBER 1965″. Kelantan is the north-eastern Malaysian state. As a state, Kelantan is known to be one of the most culturally rich in Malaysia, and it has had centuries of royal history, which shaped its traditions, arts and crafts. It was linked to the 15th century Pattani kingdom as well as the ancient 2nd century Langkasuka kingdom with ties to the Cambodian and Thai kingdoms. Malay silverware is known for its intricate designs. Kelantan is known for silversmithing, where Malay artisans work on silver derived from ingots and bars. Kelantan silver is renowned for its intricacy of design and superior workmanship. Silversmiths use two kinds of techniques – filigree and repousse. Items range from the functional to the purely ornamental and include fruit bowls, tea sets, ash-trays, brooches and bracelets. Images form part of the description. Please feel free to ask questions. +++ Thank you for viewing our items +++. We meticulously inspect each piece, and describe as thoroughly as possible the exact condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Cups & Goblets”. The seller is “infinite_antiques_and_collectibles” and is located in this country: ZA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Silver Tankard
- Composition: Sterling Silver