Antique Mughal Northern Indian Islamic Brass Ewer Aftaba 18th Century India
Antique 18th Century Mughal Northern Indian Islamic cast brass lidded Ewer (aftaba) of pear-shaped body stands on four short feet decorated with slightly raised almond-shaped medallions engraved with poppies and incised all over with floral and leaf motifs, the serpentine handle with a stylised lotus finial, joining the neck and hinged to the domed lid, straight rising tapering spout with a cast rib
CONDITION: in excellent condition, showing the age and usage. There are no repairs, splits or dents
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 25.4 cm (10 in) Width: handle to spout: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in).
REFERENCES: A ewer of similar form is shown in Zebrowski, M., Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India, Alexandria Press, 1997, p. 165.
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