Lapidarus Jewellry Antique Art Gallery Montreal

Since 1919

Indian Silver Bowl

Indian Silver Bowl

SKU: s267


The bowl of crescent form is decorated with embossed chinar leaves, Hindi/Urdu name for platanus orientalis, or oriental plane and two snakes
Above is an open-work rim
The handles are formed by the snakes' raising heads
19th century
The bowl is typically not marked as much Indian silver has no marking at all.
This characteristically boat or crescent-shaped is called kashkul, a beggar's bowl, carried by dervishes to collect alms
Weight 497.9 grams.
Height 16.5 cm (16" 1/2)
Length 28 cm (11")

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