Paul Bromberg will present a talk on “Thai Silver and Nielloware”, which display exquisite craftsmanship and design to rival better-known genres of silver from Asia. However, there has to date been little research undertaken about this fascinating subject. Bromberg will examine the history and scope of specified Thai silver and nielloware production dating from the early 19th century to the present, as well as the various forms and designs utilised.
Paul Bromberg is the serving editor of the Journal of the Siam Society and a contributing editor to Arts of Asia magazine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, a lifetime member of both the Siam Society and the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society, and writes and lectures regularly about Thai art and antiques. He has been living in Asia since 1985, and resident in Bangkok since 1997. He read Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds, and also studied at Fudan University, Shanghai, and Xiamen University, Fujian province. He was an editorial advisor to Bencharong & Chinaware in the Court of Siam (2011), a contributing author to Royal Porcelain from Siam: Unpacking the Ring Collection (2013) and the author of THAI SILVER and Nielloware (2019).