A pen-box with rounded ends, painted with flowers and scrolling foliage in gold on a dark ground. The sliding tray decorated with flowers on a whitish ground. Condition: good, lacquer little dull and with some minor chips and flaking, please look carefully at the photos being part of condition report. Dimension: 25.5 cm long x 4.6 cm wide, x 4 cm high.
Silver bangle with a prong lock and a later addition of a small receptacle. Silver tested. It fits a small wrist. For a quite identical piece please look "Bijoux d'Asie" by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter: page 114. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension total: 6.5 cm x 7 cm x 2.5 cm, weight: 80 g.
Made from zinc alloy inlaid in silver: a small vase and bowl decorated with Hyderabad poppies and a small blossom shaped dish. The bowl inside with a blossom in relief. Condition: the dish fine, the other items with losses to inlays and rims with tiny dents. Dimension: vase height: 11.8 cm, bowl diameter: 12.8 cm, dish diameter: 10 cm. Weight: 1145 g.
A Kashmir wool shawl fragment woven in India in the twill tapestry technique. Joined together in the past from several separately woven parts. Here two panels sewn together in the middle of a larger damaged one. Condition: old mends, splits, some small holes and stains. Dimension: 168 cm x 110 cm.
A rare Kashmir teapot with hinged lid standing on three small feet. The metal base, here copper or bronze, 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. With a small handwritten note explaining its provenance. Dimension: 20.8 cm long, 14 cm high, weight: ...click for details