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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 379

    AN OPENWORK SILVER-GILT SPICE TRAY (PANDAN)

    NORTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    AN OPENWORK SILVER-GILT SPICE TRAY (PANDAN)
    NORTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The tray's engraved decoration consisting of radiating leaf motifs between gilt registers, the bulbous openwork lid with floral motifs within medallions interspersed with floral sprays, the finial worked as an inverted flower head with a baluster knop
    5.½in. (14cm.) high


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    Our pandan box, with its inverted floral motif decorating the lid, is closely related to a spicebox from Lucknow dated to the19th century now kept at the Victoria and Albert Museum (inventory number IS.1866-1883).