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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 282

    A DECCANI BRASS EWER

    CENTRAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

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    A DECCANI BRASS EWER
    CENTRAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
    The pronounced drop-shaped melon-fluted body rising through a hexagonal section shoulder, neck and mouth with similar domed cover, the handle in the form of a highly stylised dragon, the curving hexagonal section spout terminating in a stylised flowerhead, each alternate rounded panel on the body finely engraved with meandering leafy vine, similar panels of design on the spout, underside probably replaced, rubbed
    10½in. (26.7cm.) high


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    This very elegant ewer uses an alternation of plain and decorated ribs that is rare to find on such a vessel. Ewers of very similar shape but each with slight variation are published by Mark Zebrowski (Gold Silver and Bronze from Mughal India, London, 1997, esp. pp.160 and 162-3).

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