I’ve been a huge fan of vintage Siam Silver niello jewellery made in Thailand for years. Here are some of the favourite pieces I’ve had …
Vintage Siam Silver men’s tie clip, depicting Nang Fa, the fairy of happiness; she is one of the more unusual characters depicted in Siam jewellery.
Vintage Siam Silver bracelet. I bought this because it the characters were very detailed, and the niello work seemed a bit different than normal. It wasn’t stamped or signed in any way. It also has two very rare characters on it – Lord Rama (with the bow and arrow) and Kinnara (a mythical half woman half swan creature).
This tiny Siam Silver charm depicts a man holding a child.
This magnificent Siam Silver brooch depicts Erewan, a mythological 3 headed elephant. I believe Erewan is the Thailand name for Airavata, the white elephant who carries the Hindu God Indra. This is the only piece of Siam silver I’ve ever come across that has a raised 3-D effect to it.
A vintage Siam Silver collar necklace depicting Nang Fa, the fairy of happiness.
Vintage niello Siam Silver enamel hinged bangle, depicting Hanuman (the king of the monkeys) and Matcha (the mermaid queen), both from Hinduism and the Hindu religious epic the Ramayana.
Gorgeous vintage Siam silver pendant locket, which opens. The front depicts Mekkala (the goddess of lightening in some South Asian mythology), and her nemesis Ramasoon (the god of thunder) is on the back. Mekkala is the most common character found on Siam silver jewellery.
Many Siam pieces depict signs of the horoscope, like in this vintage Siam silver niello tie clip which shows the cancer crab.
Wonderful vintage Siam Silver niello screw back earrings
Vintage Siam Silver niello charms bracelet. All the bells worked, and tinkled gently when moved!
Vintage Siam Silver tie pin depicting The Thailand Royal Barge; Suphanahongse
Vintage Siam Silver niello brooch, possibly depicting the Hindu God Indra riding upon Erawan?
Vintage Siam Silver brooch, which I believe shows the Hindu God Vishnu upon Garunda (aka Garuda), a winged mythical creature, and the emblem of the Thailand Royal family
Vintage Siam Silver niello tie clip pin, depicting Thepanom, a Thailand guardian angel.
Vintage Siam Silver niello brooch, depicting Hanuman and Matcha from the Hindu Ramayana epic