Favourite vintage Siam Silver niello jewellery…

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 mens tie clip siam silver niello enamel nang fa jewelry

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.

siam silver niello rare figures bracelet 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).

siam silver st christopher charm pendant (4)

This tiny Siam Silver charm depicts a man holding a child.

siam silver erewan elephant 3d brooch nielloware jewellery

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.

vintage siam silver nang fa collar pendant necklace niello (1)

A vintage Siam Silver collar necklace depicting Nang Fa, the fairy of happiness.

vintage niello siam silver enamel black bangle jewellery

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.

vintage siam silver niello opening locket pendant necklace jewelry

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.

vintage siam silver niello tie clip crab taurus (2)

Many Siam pieces depict signs of the horoscope, like in this vintage Siam silver niello tie clip which shows the cancer crab.

Vintage Siam Silver niello earrings jewelry

Wonderful vintage Siam Silver niello screw back earrings

Vintage Siam Silver niello bell charm bracelet jewellery

Vintage Siam Silver niello charms bracelet. All the bells worked, and tinkled gently when moved!

Vintage Siam Silver niello tie clip pin jewelry (2)

Vintage Siam Silver tie pin depicting The Thailand Royal Barge; Suphanahongse

Vintage Siam Silver sterling niello brooch jewellery

Vintage Siam Silver niello brooch, possibly depicting the Hindu God Indra riding upon Erawan?

Vintage Siam Silver brooch, showing Garunda, qa winged mythical creature and the emblam of the Thai Royal family

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 Thai guardian angel diety

Vintage Siam Silver niello tie clip pin, depicting Thepanom, a Thailand guardian angel.

Vintage Siam Silver niello brooch, depicting Hanuman & Matcha

Vintage Siam Silver niello brooch, depicting Hanuman and Matcha from the Hindu Ramayana epic

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Favourite vintage Siam Silver niello jewellery…

    • Hi Paul.

      These are all in private collections now, so your best bet might be Ebay or Etsy – both tend to have a good variety of Siam jewellery available throughout the year.

  1. First let me say thank you, I have been researching for awhile now trying to find out any information on some earrings that I found in an old house that my family bought. I have yet to run across anything that remotely looked like them until I saw your Siam Silver Brooch with the raised elephant, which I now know as Erewan. The earrings I have are the exact same design, coloring, and raised form. So thank you so much for your very enlightening website.

Comments

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s