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Indian silver on pewter Bidriware vase

Indian silver on pewter Bidriware vase


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900: Item # 978496

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 $275.00 
Ca. early 1800s

This pear-shaped vase, intended as a base for a hookah, is overlaid in an elaborate design of thin silver damascene work comprising four panels of stylized floral motifs encircling the main lower portion and continuing around the mouth. The larger work is separated by horizontal bands of leaves and abstract flowers. Though some of the silver remains intact on the larger floral panels, much has been worn away through use, leaving silver outlines on most of the designs. It retains its original patina and the overall condition is good, having no dents or repairs.

Height: 8 ¾ in., Widest diameter: 4 in.