11 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,188
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A SILVER CHASED AND ENGRAVED EWER, LUCKNOW, MID-19TH CENTURY
With globular base, leading to tubular tapering neck and leaf-shaped flaring spout, s-shaped handle, decorated to base with band of scrolling vine, with vertical panels of foliage to body, raised circular bosses to base of neck, all on a ground of tightly scrolling flowers - 12 1/2in (32cm) high
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For another example in the V&A Museum see Guy and Swallow, Arts of India 1550-1900, plate 198
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