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Antique 17th Century Mughal Indian Bronze Wine Bottle Vessel India

Antique 17th Century Mughal Indian Bronze Wine Bottle Vessel India


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1700: Item # 1469739

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Antique 16th - 17th century Mughal Indian cast bronze bottle-shaped wine vessel from north India. The rounded body with diagonal ribs, is sitting on a trumpet footing with incised rings; the tapering neck is decorated with stylized petal lappets design and horizontal ribs. This type of vessel was used for rice wine that it was served during weddings and other profane or religious ceremonies.

MEASUREMENTS: Height: 25.5 cm (10 inches). Diameter: 13.5 cm (5.31 inches.).

CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, with rich patina overall. Please see all the 15 pictures in the listing since they are part of the object's condition description.

REFERENCES: 1. Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India by Mark Zebrowski. Page 188.

2.An identical bottle 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). Eleven years ago, the prices of Islamic and Indian art were much lower than today.

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We will provide the buyer with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.