A beautiful oval casket in "Koftgari" work, a damascening technique by which gold is hammered on the deep chiseled design and then polished. This technique is called "Te-hen-shah" (which means "deep inlay") and was brought to India by Persian craftsmen after Mughal ruler’s invasion in 16th century.
The casket is profusely decorated with arabesques and a feather and foliage pattern. The underside is decorated with a cross pattern inlaid with silver.
Rajasthan, 19th century.
Dimensions: H 8,5cm ; W 15,5cm ; D 12,5cm
17 000 €