Antique cast bronze bottle-shaped wine vessel from north India 16th/17th century. The rounded body is sitting on a trumpet footing with a beaded rim; the tapering neck is supported by a raised ring rising to a flared spout decorated with stylized petal lappets design.
This type of vase was always used for rice wine that is served during weddings and other profane or religious ceremonies.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.) - Diameter: 12.5 cm (5 1/4 in.)
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing the age and usage, a small old crack on the spout. The surface is with rich patina overall.
A similar saddle is published in the Christie’s catalogue: “Art and Textiles of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Works from The Collection of the Late Simon Digby” London, South Kensington 8 April 2011, lot 312, title: A CAST BRONZE BOTTLE NORTH INDIA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY, at a price of £1,500 ($2,456).
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