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India is largely Hindu, but from the early 16th century, northern India was ruled by a Muslim dynasty with origins in Central Asia known as the Mughals.

Mughal court arts evolved as a blend of traditional Central Asian influences mixed with influence from Persia.

The items on this page are examples of Mughal and Islamic art from India.

Each piece has been sourced from within the UK, often from old UK collections. Indeed, because of its colonial past, the UK is the best place to find well-provenanced, authentic Indian antique art.

Each item is available for sale.

We also have separate pages for Indian Bronzes, non-Mughal Indian antiques, Colonial Indian Silver, and Mughal Silver. Additional Indian textiles that we have in stock are to be found in our Textiles section.

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5044

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Dyed Cotton Prayer Cloth (Jainamaz)

Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
circa 1850

length: 118cm, width: 90.5cm

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private collection, UK

4619

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Pair of Enamelled Silver Peacocks

Jaipur, India
circa 1870

heights: 17.3cm, lengths: 18cm, combined weight: 1,585g

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UK art market

5049

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Rare Gold & Ruby-Inlaid Mughal Pale Green Nephrite Sword Belt Loop

North India
18th century

height: 7.7cm, width: 3.5cm, thickness: 1.6cm, weight: 42g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

4454

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Finely Engraved Persian-Style Silvered Copper Drinking Bowl

Northern India
19th century

diameter: 15cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 504g

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Scottish art market

3852

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Kangxi (康熙) Blue & White Hookah Base with Chased Silver Mounts

China for the Islamic Indian or Persian Market
late 17th-early 18th century

height: 22.5cm, diameter: 15.5cm, weight: 1,458g

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UK art market

5089

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Rare Coco-de-Mer Ewer

Northern India
Circa 17th century

height: 45cm, width: 25cm, thickness: 18cm, weight: 3,070g

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UK art market

5507

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Fine Indian Mughal Gold & Gem-Set White Nephrite Jade Pendant (Haldili)

North India
18th-19th century

length: 4.6cm, height: 3.5cm, weight: 17.47g

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UK art market

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The Mughal Seal of Khair un-nisa Begum Sahiba, Daughter of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal Emperor

Seized during the Indian Mutiny in 1857, Delhi, India
dated 1845, and inscribed 'September 20, 1857, Delhi'

length: 16.2cm, weight: 146g

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private collection, UK; previously in the estate of Ronald Daubney OBE, of Linton Park, Kent, England; previously owned by General John Cockburn Hood of Stainrigg House, Berwiskshire

4652

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Rare Pair of Tall, Fine, Silver Filigree-Clad Glass Flasks

India
19th century

heights: 40.5cm, diameters: 7.5cm, total combined weights: 2,249g

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UK art market

3673

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Chased Silver Mughal Indian or Deccan Scent Bottle

Mughal India
circa 17th century

height: 9cm, weight: 65g

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private collection, UK.

1144

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Indian Kutch Silk Embroidered Linen Panel

Kutch, Northern India
19th century

dimensions: 57cm x 58cm

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Provenance

Lehman Brothers Corporate Collection - the textile was part of the bank's corporate collection prior to its collapse in 2008.

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Mughal Brass Writing Box

Northern India

length: 26.2 cm; height: 15 cm

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Large Indian Mughal Dark Green Bloodstone Hookah Mouthpiece

Mughal India
circa 1850

length: 18cm, weight: 180g

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Provenance

UK art market

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Mughal Parcel-Gilt Silver Bazuband

Northern India
18th century

length: 10cm, weight: 39g

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UK art market

3026

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Rare Indian Lucknow Enamelled Silver & Leather Hookah Base

Lucknow, India
18th century

height: 20.2cm, diameter of base: 14.8cm, weight: 611g

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UK art market

4032

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Carved Coco-de-Mer Sufi Mendicant’s ‘Begging’ Bowl (Kashkul)

Northern India or Iran (Persia)
18th century

length: 28cm, width: 13cm, height: 10.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

3734

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Mughal Zinc Cooling Bottle with Silver Mounts & Lacquered Fabric Covering

Islamic Northern India
18th century

height: 31.5cm, weight: 1,269g

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Provenance

private collection, England.

3728

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Colonial Silver Filigree Box

Karimnagar, India, or Dutch East Indies
18th-early 19th century

length: 9.1cm, width: 6.2cm, height: 3.5cm, weight: 154g

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UK art market

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Pair of Exceptional Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Filigree Trays or Salvers

Karimnagar, Deccan, India
17th-18th century

diameter: 24.7cm, height: 3.4cm, weights: 603g & 615g (1,218g in total)

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UK art market

3358

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Indian Green Bowenite Box with Fine Silver Mounts

Northern India
circa 1820

length: 17.8cm, height: 4.5cm, width: 8.7cm, weight: 522g

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UK antique market

3663

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Rare, Mughal Indian Gilded Chased & Engraved Silver Opium Poppy Pod-Shaped Chilam Cover

Rajasthan or Mughal, India
18th century

diameter: 8cm, height: 6.4cm, dimensions of marble stand: 14cm x 11cm x 2cm

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UK art market

1727

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Fine Bowenite Casket with Silver Mounts

India
circa 1820

length: 11cm, width: 7.2cm, height: 3.2 cm, weight: 253g

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Provenance

UK art market

3149

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Indian Katar Dagger with Grip Overlaid in Thick Gold

India, probably Udaipur
18th century

length: 39.5cm, width: 8cm, weight: 387g

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private collection.

3256

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Indian Engraved Brass Water Flask (Surai or Surahi)

India or Sri Lanka
17th-18th century

height: 31cm, weight: 1,093g

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Provenance

UK art market

4612

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Silver Filigree Dish

probably India
18th-early 19th century

diameter: 25.5cm, height when sitting flat: 3.6cm, weight: 487g

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UK art market

2797

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Mughal Green Glass Rosewater Sprinkler

Gujarat, India or Europe for the Indian Market
18th-early 19th century

height: 18.8cm

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private collection, UK.

2079

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Silver Pierced Mughal Mausoleum-shaped Incense Burner

North India
19th century

height of burner: 19cm, height with chains: 42cm, weight: 515g

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Provenance

UK art market.

4540

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Maharaja’s Parcel-Gilt Silver Plate Processional Fly Whisk Holder

India
19th century

length: 38cm, weight: 262g

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Provenance

UK art market

1406

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Exceptional Bronze Hamsa Lamp Finial

South India
early 17th century

height (without stand): 17cm, length: 19cm, weight: 609g

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Provenance

European collection; and formerly in the David Singer collection.

1335

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Rare Matchlock Gun with Gold & Silver Mounts

Coorg, South India
18th century

length: 142cm

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UK art market

1732

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Spode Copeland Porcelain Plate made for the Nawab of Bahawalpur

India/England
1875-1890

diameter: 25.2cm

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UK private collection

1731

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Spode Copeland Porcelain Plate made for the Nawab of Bahawalpur

India/England
1875-1890

diameter: 25.2cm

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2462

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Silver-Gilt Mughal Horse Trappings

India
18th-19th century

length/height: 51cm, width: 23.5cm, weight: 1,222g

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Provenance

UK art market

2463

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Silver-Gilt Mughal Horse Trappings

India
18th-19th century

length: 120cm, weight: 1,592g

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UK art market

3203

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Mughal Steel Dagger (Chilanum or Khanjarli)

North India
17th century

length (without scabbard): 37.2cm

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Provenance

private collection; acquired from Simon Ray, London.

4761

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Flexible Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 17cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 112g

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Provenance

UK art market

4795

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Flexible, Pierced, Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 16cm, width: 7.5cm, weight: 256g

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Provenance

private UK collection.

4568

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Inscribed, Flexible Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 12.6cm, width: 6.3cm, weight: 114g

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Provenance

private UK collection.

4769

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Crescent-shaped Silver Bangle

India, probably Gujarat
19th century

width across: 9.5cm, internal diameter: 5.6cm, weight: 82cm

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Provenance

UK art market

432

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Indian Hand-Held Brass Hookah Base

Northern India
18th century

height: 14.6cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1427

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Albumen Image of the Begum of Bhopal

India
circa 1877

actual size if image: 19cm x 12cm, plus backing cardboard.

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Provenance

UK art market.

1442

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Brass Ewer (Aftaba) Engraved with Poppies & Carnations In-filled with Black Lac

Mughal, North India
circa 1800

height: 33.5cm, width: 25.5cm, weight: 2,050g

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UK art market

1569

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Mughal Brass Ewer (Aftaba)

North India
18th century

height: 36.2cm, width: 26.2cm, weight: 2,557g

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1715

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Exceptionally Fine Indian Deccan Parcel-Gilt Silver Filigree Pandan

Deccan, India
18th century

height: 5cm, length: 9.6cm, weight: 77g

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Provenance

UK art market

2110

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Mughal Inscribed Cast Brass Spittoon (Cuspidor)

North India or the Deccan
17th century

height: 10.4cm, diameter: 11.7cm, weight: 449g

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UK art market

2410

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Indian Rajasthan Carved Wood Box with Iron Mounts

Rajasthan, India
circa 19th century

height: 26cm, length: 34cm, width: 18.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2485

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Indian Silver Hookah with Fine Woven Pipe

India
19th century

height: 43cm, weight of hookah without tube: 720g

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: UK art market

4207

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Group of Five Chain Mail Fasteners

India, probably Rajasthan
17th-18th century

diameters (approx.): 2.7cm-4.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4240

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Chased Silver Lidded Box with Gujarati Inscription

India
18th-19th century

length: 11.9cm, height: 6cm, width: 8.5cm, weight: 332g

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UK art market

4485

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Bell-Shaped Silver-Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base

Lucknow, India
circa 1850

height: 17cm, diameter: 18.8cm, weight: 2,163g

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Provenance

UK art market

4398

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Brass & Hide Shield

Baluchistan, India (now West Pakistan)
19th century

diameter: 26.7cm

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UK art market

3762

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Portrait of Nasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah, the second Nawab of Oudh (r. 1827-37) in Original Brass Frame

Lucknow, India
circa 1840

height of frame: 25cm, width: 20cm, height of image: 15cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

5472

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Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

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Provenance

UK art market

4925

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Mughal Talismanic Nephrite Amulet Pendant Carved with Koranic Verses

North India
circa 17th-18th century

width: 4.2cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 15.34g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5487

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Fine Pair of Champleve Enamel Silver Anklets (Jhanhjar)

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

approximate outer diameter of each: 12.6cm, combined weight: 522g

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Provenance

UK art market

4969

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Pair of Indian Silver Earrings (Balti Bali)

Kashmir & Jammu, Northern India
early 20th century

width: 3.2cm: combined wight: 13.12g

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Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

5217

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Two Mughal Engraved Gilded Silver Boxes inset with Tortoiseshell Panels

North India
circa 1740

length of largest box: 9.5cm, width: 8.8cm, height: 3.3cm, weight: 183g; length of smaller box: 7.5cm, width: 6.7cm, height: 1.8cm, weight: 98g

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Provenance

Scottish art market

4979

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Pair of Indian Silver Flower-Form Ear Plugs

India, probably Delhi
19th century

diameters: 3cm, combined weight: 13.49g

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Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

4337

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Indian Deccan Engraved Brass Alam Finial

Deccan, India
dated 1199 AH (1784 AD)

height: 16.4cm, width: 14.4cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5073

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Indian Woman’s Kibla Compass Shaped as a Gold Mango Pendant

South India
19th century

length: 3.2cm, weight: 8.62g

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Provenance

UK art market

5150

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Indian Gold, Diamond, Pearl & Enamel Earrings

North India
18th-19th century

length of each: 5.8cm, combined weight: 27.52g

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Provenance

UK art market

5238

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Indian Gold & Silver Arsi Thumb Ring set with a Central Mirror & Diamonds

Northern India
19th century

diameter of bezel: 3cm, weight: 19.55g, Ring size: 10 3/4 (US), V (UK)

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Provenance

UK art market