Polished. Most of the “jewels” (turquoise and coral) are now missing. A ring handle missing on both vases. 1) Ding to body of vase. 2) A number of small knocks around the circumference of the body...
Nibbles to the rim of the jug (see detail). Small chip to footrim. No other faults.
Break to rim and associated 4.0 cm. hairline with small enamel losses to the exterior at this point. There is an area of thickened glaze on the opposite side of the rim which is original and undamaged...
Chips to ends of fingers and missing foot to the child. Typical firing flaws to reverse of cowl. No other damage.
The figure is modelled on Western images of the Madonna and Child.
Shallow chip at 5.00. No other damage.
Two hairlines (approx.6.0 and 3.5 cm.). No other faults.
An unusual monochrome variant on the brinjal bowl form.
Some wear to base and gilding loss to the interior.
Polished. Rifle reduced.
Polished. No damage.
These rare figures often show exaggerated elements (evident in the length of the matchlock and the attitude of the camel) which suggest a humorous intent. It is theorised they may be have been designed by a European hand following European prototypes, as they seem to fall outside the corpus of Indian art. There is an important set in the Ashmolean Museum dated 1795...
Minute rim nick at lower left (see detail). No other faults.
Small chip to interior of body, two slight marks to exterior on one side. No other faults.
Minor paint losses. Perfect condition.
Attractive colour. Undamaged.
Perfect. Undamaged and with enamels and gilding in excellent condition.