149
149
An engraved tinned-copper bowl, India, probably Deccan, 17th century
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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149
An engraved tinned-copper bowl, India, probably Deccan, 17th century
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An engraved tinned-copper bowl, India, probably Deccan, 17th century
engraved with an inscriptive band under the rim between scrolling floral stems, the central band featuring figures and mythical creatures hunting against a lush vegetal background between two rows of entwined floral stems, with stylised palmette motifs near the foot, remnants of black composition within interstices, old collector's number written in ink to interior '3973/1[?]0250'
15cm. height
36cm. diam. 
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions

The call to God to bless the Fourteen Innocents

A comparable example, in which the figures are shown in Mughal dress, is in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, inv. no.56.61 (illustrated in Stronge 2010, p.187, pl.49). The mixture of influences on such examples can be explained by the international draw of the Mughal courts in the North of India: "Metal wares of great sophistication were made all over the subcontinent in a range of alloys and techniques. Craftsmen from all over Hindustan, and from Iran where outstanding metalwork was created in a vast range of types, would have found ready employment at the Mughal court" (ibid., p.187). 

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