A silver-inlaid Bidri calligraphic Bowl
Bidar, Deccan, second half of the 18th Century
of hemispherical form on short foot, the interior covered in sheet silver with incised calligraphy in a central roundel within three concentric bands of similar calligraphy, the exterior with columns of repeating scrolling floral decoration within narrow borders of finely depicted poppies
5.5 cm. high; 12.6 cm. diam.