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An Indian ivory and rosewood casket Vizagapatam – India, circa 1740 Dimensions (approx.): H. 6,7 in. ; W. 16,5 in. ; D. 12,6 in. This casket presenting a rare size and quality of vegetal decoration – in the Italian manner called ‘Tarsia a incastro’ (ivory flowers are directly inlaid into the solid rosewood, which reserves have been previously carved for each element) this great chest is decorated on all sides and opening by a drawer. The…
Rare bidriware indian candlestick Early 19th century H. 4,6 in. ; 6,4 in. Decorated with repeating flowers and foliate bands of inlaid silver.
Ceremonial Maharaja’s rug with silver thread embroidered on red and green velvet. This embroidery can be used on floor or as a table rug. Zardosi or Aari work – India, 19th century (W. 68 in)
Rare silver Thali India, Deccan – Mughal period, early 18th century L. 43 cm (16,9 in.) Large lotus shaped silver Thali (lunch plate). Thali were used at feast, lunches or ritual offerings to deities during the mughal period in India. Some large oval, and circular models engraved with a similar decoration, are presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and published in Terlinden, Mughal Silver Magnificence(1987)