Antique 19th Century Indo Persian Gilt Copper Alloy Shield North India
Magnificent antique 19th century Indo Persian ornate shield possibly, from Gujarat, North-West India. The shield of the circular convex form made of partly gilt solid copper alloy with applied bosses. Finely hand repoussé and chiseled in low relief with pierced openwork design of classic Indian hunting scene "shikargarh / shikargarh" depicting a lion hunting elephant, crescent moon, and antelopes on dense swaying foliate and floral ground. The outer surface affixed by stuffed pink fabric cushion, and four ring-bolts with straps to hold the shield.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 38.5 cm (15.16inches)
CONDITION: It is in good condition for its age, showing age and usage.
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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