Pair of flute carved padouk wood lamps. India, circa 1900. Hand carved from single blocks of wood. Note the wonderful angled wave detail at the shoulder. Padouk is a very dense and hard wood that requires great skill to carve. Excellent condition with new linen shades, harps and wiring. Each measures 30 inches high to the harps and 18 inches high to the top of the wood base.
Decorate a table or counter top with this elegant bronze cooking pot from southern India. The antique urli (temple bowl) has a neoclassical shape, wide and shallow with rolled handles on both sides ending in raised heart-shaped cartouches. An urli is a traditional pot suspended over a fire to cook and serve food in temples and at holy sites on festival days. The name urli is derived from the Tamil word "urulai" which means a round bowl. Smaller urlis were used in homes for cooking and in Ayurveda to make medicines. Today many Indians use them to float flowers in. One could also use this as an impressive centerpiece bowl, or as a fountain or planter in an atrium or on a patio. Excellent original unpolished condition. Two firing cracks in base. Measures 32" diameter x 9.5" high.
Indian brass and silver pierce cut cricket box on turned feet. Made in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Measures 8 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep by 4.5 inches to top of the handle. Beautifully hand made with brass pinning and engraved embellishments. Excellent condition.
Antique Indian pierced brass breakfast or lamp table. The base of the table was entirely pierce cut by hand in India circa 1860. It has been artisan fitted with a wood base and a thick glass top. Strong and sturdy. Measures 32 inches wide and 29 inches high. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Indian Embroideries by John Irwin and Margaret Hall. First edition published in 1973 by S. R. Bastikar for the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India. This is the 2nd in a series of 3 volumes published of the entire collections of the Calico Museum. Mr. Irwin was the Keeper of the Oriental Dept., Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Beautiful plates. Good condition, with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.5 inches.