Pierced Kashmir Gilt Bronze Dish with Enamel, 19th C.
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900: item # 1107464
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The metal base, here copper, was first engraved with special tools to create the design in relief, the grooves were later filled with glass and then embellished with additional engraving and shiny gilding. This technique is called in India "meena" or "meenakari" and was first applied by the Mughal. Condition: some wear to gilding, a tiny rim dent, slightly bent. Dimension: diameter: 24.5 cm, weight: 532 g. Without wooden stand.