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A superb north Indian Mughal flask or surai, c.1700

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1700   item# 1258418

A superb north Indian Mughal flask or surai, c.1700
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Although easily mistaken for a vase, this vessel is a type of ewer called a “surai” in the Islamic world. A masterpiece of north Indian, Mughal (1526-1858) metal ware, this silvered brass surai is from the Rajasthan area, circa 1700. Surai are traditionally water pouring vessels used for hand and foot washing before Muslim prayers or when greeting an honored guest in one’s home. However, certain Mughal surai were used for serving wine. This surai is beautifully proportioned and the casting i ...click for details


An Indian-Islamic Bronze Ewer, 18th C. Mughal or Deccan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800   item# 713957

An Indian-Islamic Bronze Ewer, 18th C. Mughal or Deccan
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$2400.00 

A Cast Bronze Ewer, India, 18th Century. Islamic. Mughal, Northern Indian or possibly Deccan. This is one of four known Indian bronze ewers which almost certainly originated from the same workshop. The pear shaped body is decorated with chiseled lotus petals at the shoulder and base as well as engraved foliate decoration and rests on a rectangular pedestal supported by four short feet. The serpentine handle terminates in dragon and lion heads and contrasts sharply with the straight, angled ...click for details


Uzbek Ghudjeri Kilim: warp-face, weft-float decoration

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Rugs: Pre 1900   item# 633569

Uzbek Ghudjeri Kilim:  warp-face, weft-float decoration
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$2000.00 

An antique flatweave circa 1880-1900. A dynamic example of warp-face patterning in a skillfully woven, antique (circa 1880-1900) “ghudjeri” or stripweave Uzbek kilim composed of twenty weft-float decorated strips stitched together, each section consisting of a larger vermilion red ground and a narrower indigo blue band, finely executed and with well-spaced, weft-float decoration in contrasting colors. Minor decoration consists of narrow horizontal bands of alternating rectangular or diagonal ch ...click for details

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