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Bronze Hinged-Top Flacon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1132873 (stock# 339AOG)

Bronze Hinged-Top Flacon
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561-575-6868


$156 

This flacon is a heavy bronze footed vessel covered with embossed Indian motifs. The engraving, chiseling and embossing done by Indian bronze metal workers suggests a 19th Century British controlled time period. The most obvious pattern is the Indian lotus scroll, borrowed long ago by the Chinese for their decorative arts. The peacock finial on the hinged cover is similar to peacocks on Indian castings and is painted in early 17th Century Indian manuscripts.[135M, 145MM, 147R] The triangle fret ...click for details

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