A 20c colonial indian solid silver vase , kutch c 1901
ERA: EARLY 20TH CENTURY , PROVINCE: KUTCH , WEIGHT: 2564 GRAMS , HEIGHT : 11.5 INCHES , WIDTH : 14 INCHES , UIN: 100002 .
This superb vase based on a holy water vase stands on a wide ring foot; with a wide, flattened, globular body, a baluster-form neck and a wide mouth. Its body is decorated with elegant gadroons which alternate between being plain but ridged and chased with floral and leafy scrolls.Elsewhere, the vase is chased in high relief with similar scrollwork.
A very beautiful and sculptural work dating to the late 19th century but drawing on motifs that originated centuries earlier. .