183
183
An openwork pandan box, India, Deccan, 17th/18th century
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT
183
An openwork pandan box, India, Deccan, 17th/18th century
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An openwork pandan box, India, Deccan, 17th/18th century
with broad base and convex sides, slightly domed lid, comprising a brass openwork body designed with split-palmettes, the lid with calligraphic inscriptions
10.5cm. height
16.5cm. diam. 
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Around the lid: Qur’an, chapter CXIV (al-nas)

On the top: Qur’an, chapter XCIV (al-inshirah), verses 1-3.

A comparable example also designed in openwork, but composed of gilt-copper, is illustrated in M. Zebrowksi, Gold, Silver, & Bronze from Mughal India, London, 1997, p.267, no.455. The inscriptions on the present example suggest that it was most probably produced for a Muslim patron. Another example, very similar to the one published in Zebrowski, was sold at Christie’s London, 20 October 2016, lot 119, attributed to the Deccan, eighteenth century.

Arts of the Islamic World

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