Antique 19th Century Indo Persian Brass Shield North-West India
Spectacular antique 19th century Indo Persian Brass shield possibly, from Gujarat, North-West India. The shield of the circular convex form made of solid brass with applied bosses and a crescent moon. Finely hand repoussé and chiseled in low relief with winged figures on dense and a classical Indian hunting scene (shikargah), depicting lions hunting antelopes and elephants on the floral ground, affixed on the reverse by four ring-bolts for straps (to hold the shield).
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 38 cm (14.96 inches)
CONDITION: It is in good condition for its age, showing age and usage, one of the ring-bolt with a sign of old repair soldering, please see the last picture.
Weight: 1.271 kg (2.8021 pounds)
Related in form Indian shield but from first half 20th century is published in the Christie’s auction catalog Peter Petrou: Tales of the Unexpected. London, 30 January 2019. Lot:51. Sold for GBP 3,750 - US$4,904
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The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.