The Bodhisattva Collection

A Very Pretty Enameled Silver Box from Rajasthan

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Directory: New Century: Mixed Media: Pre 2000: Item # 953706
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a truly delightful little enameled silver box from Jaipur, Rajasthan (India), with scrolling leaves and geometric designs in turquoise, royal blue, ruby red, and brownish gold, all executed upon high grade silver.

There is a plethora of arts and crafts throughout the Rajasthan region, but the different cities there tend to have a few art forms in particular that they each excel at. Jaipur, the so-called "Pink City," seemed to excel at these enamel on silver creations, and we bought several of the best examples we could find when last there. Please note that the camera flash has distorted the color of the interior silver on two of the shots. The interior surfaces are indeed rather pristine and totally unpatinated as they have never been exposed to air, but the camera flash has further distorted their color. The true hue of the silver is what is seen on the exposed bottom of the base.

Size and Condition: 4 ½ inches in diameter, 2 3/8 inches tall. There is a bruise to one shoulder as shown in the last photo, but no enamel loss per se.