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Persian Raised Brass Tas with Cut Out

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1140640 (stock# 360AOG)

Persian Raised Brass Tas with Cut Out
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561-575-6868


$295 

This Persian raised brass tas (bowl) with cut out and engraved decoration is similar to Timurid Dynasty (1369-1500) style brass bowls.[161A] Notably this object has a resemblance in shape and size, within a few centimeters, to referenced 14th and 15th Century Iranian bowls of brass. These referenced examples [161A, 107B, 110C] use inlaid black composition, whereas our tas has cut out backgrounds. From these we cannot claim a definite provence to these early periods but more likely design copies ...click for details


Cast Bronze Mughal Rose Water Sprinkler

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1139874 (stock# 359AOG)

Cast Bronze Mughal Rose Water Sprinkler
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$369 

This cast bronze gulabpash ( or rose water sprinkler) has exhaustive embossing in raised and punched poppy design.[160A, 147B] Gulabpash vessels were used in the Indian, Mughal and Persian Courts to sprinkle rose water upon arriving guests. This explains the extreme waisted-neck form which may be traced back to silver bottles of the Sasanians.[161 ref] The patina varies from glossy brown on the raised poppy motif to dull black from the inlaid black composition ground. Similar black composition i ...click for details

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