31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 142
 

THREE TANJORE SILVER AND COPPER-OVERLAID VESSELS
Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, Southern India, late 19th - early 20th century

THREE TANJORE SILVER AND COPPER-OVERLAID VESSELS
Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, Southern India, late 19th - early 20th century

Comprising two lota vases (water vessels) of different sizes, each of typical compressed globular shape, resting on a flat and convex base, one plain, the latter engraved with a lotus flower, each rising to wide shoulders and a flared neck with everted, reinforced rim, the exterior decorated with silver-overlaid plaques showcasing Hindu deities in various poses including Krishna playing the flute, Shiva Nataraja, Durga, and Vishnu, the largest 9.5cm diam. and 17cm high; and a circular dish, with an everted, flattened rim, the central medallion featuring Bal Krishna shucking his toe, surrounded by oval medallions with Matsya (Vishnu's fish avatara) and Krishna dancing on a snake (kalinga nardhana), 25.5cm diam.

Estimated at £400 - £600

 

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