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Bidri silver inlaid mortar, India, early 19th Century.


A Bidri metal alloy mortar, India, early 19th Century. The urn shaped mortar incised and silver inlaid, with a continuous architectural motif, enclosing further window like motif, surmounted by palmettes containing saz leaves. All on a dense meandering floral scroll ground.
Set upon a spreading foot, with further leaf decoration.

Height – 16.5 cm, 6 1/2”.

Diameter – 14 cm, 5 1/2”.

Condition – No repairs.