Large Moghul brass ewer, ribbed & finely engraved, India 18th century

$2,850.00 AUD

Impressive large Indian Moghul period brass ewer, the oval bulbous body with narrow lobes gathering at the tall neck within a binding loop, the lid shaped like an elegant chhatri (high domed Indian roof) , the handle with an organic scale-like finish, opposite a very long, straight & thin reeded spout bound midway with a ring, on a low spreading foot with copper layer carefully inserted beneath the brass, the whole piece covered in finely engraved patterns centering on variations of flowerheads.

Northern India,

Moghul period, 18th century

 

 

 

ref. an example in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin (missing its lid!):

http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=1525641&viewType=detailView

 

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