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Lot 269: A BIDRIWARE EWER, INDIA, DECCAN, 18TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the globular body on a short splayed foot, with straight, faceted spout, curved handle ending in an s-scroll, with small domed lid, decorated throughout with silver inlay, the body with a pattern of stylised leaves, with a leafy vine to shoulder and spout
In fair condition, the body oxidised and some losses to silver inlay, could benefit from a professional clean to bright out the silver further, the original hinged lid missing and the present domed lid is probably a later replacement taken from another ewer, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: Height: 27 cm