Silver Zinc Bidriware Vase India EUO114

$495.00

Created in a style referred to as bidriware, an intricate art form unique to the city of Bidri in Karnataka state, South India, this elegant vase was crafted from zinc, inlaid with sheets of pure silver arranged in intricate patterns. The vase is surprisingly heavy and has an enchanting patina. The quality of this piece far surpasses that of most modern bidriware.

Availability: In stock

Bidriware was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahmani Sultans. The term “bidriware” originates from the township of Bidar, which is still the chief center for the manufacture of the unique metal-ware. Due to its striking inlay artwork, bidriware is a prized as a symbol of wealth in India.

Characteristics
Height: 22cm, 8.7 in
Diameter: 11cm, 4.3 in
Period: Early 20th Century
Provenance: Antique dealer, Mysore, India

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