A carved and inlaid ivory Powder Flask Alwar, Rajasthan, late 19th Century
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A carved and inlaid ivory Powder Flask Alwar, Rajasthan, late 19th Century
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,029) inc. premium
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A carved and inlaid ivory Powder Flask
Alwar, Rajasthan, late 19th Century
of nautilus shell form, decorated with floral diaper pattern, the surface composed of ivory lozenges set in black lac, the top with a register of lobed cartouches each containing an animal carved in relief, surmounted by a turned stopper, a facetted iron loop on the side, the base with five lines of inscription in nagari
13.5 cm. high

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  • The inscriptions comprise: 'Made by order of Raja Dilawar Singh...at Alwar as number 46, and deposited in the armoury of Alwar by order of his Dignity'.

    For a similar example from Etawah, see Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, 14th April 2010, lot 212.

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