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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1258418
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #713957
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #633569
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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...