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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.
Large ginger jar mounted with lamp 19th century, mounting of the same period H. pot: 35 cm (13.8 in) – H. pot and basis: 40 cm (15.75 in) H. stalk: from 34 to 52 cm (13.4 to 20.5 in) Ginger jar of ovoid form, painted with blossoming prunus branches on cracked ice grounds, in the manner of Kangxi models.
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)
Dish with vegetal decoration Provenance : Shipwreck Treasure of Hoi An Viet Nam Ming Dynasty, around 1430 In 1999 off the coast of Hoi An on the Sea Dragon, a Vietnamese fisherman discovered in his nets several bowls and fragments of pottery decorated in blue on white background. Back to earth and talking about his discovery, experts suggest a dating to the mid-fifteenth century. Very quickly was sent on a barge excavation to proceed with the estimation of…