Our catalogue > Mughal & Islamic India

India is largely Hindu, but from the early 16th century, northern India was ruled by a Muslim dynasty with origins in Central Asia and who became 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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6105

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Chased & Gilded Mughal Pandan Tray inset with Turquoise-Coloured Cabochon Stones

Northern India
circa 1750

length (including handles): 35.4cm, width: 22cm, height: 6cm, weight: 726g

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UK art market

6215

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Pair of Indian Painted Fans Converted to Fire Guards

Nossam, Andhra Pradesh, India
dated 1886

width: 35cm, overall height: 42cm, height of fans: 31.3cm

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private collection, UK

6205

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Pair of Cuff Bracelets

Northern India or perhaps Pakistan or Afghanistan
late 19th century

heights: 9.7cm, diameters: 8.5cm, internal diameters: 5.5cm-6.3cm, combined weights: 490g

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UK art market

6222

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Seven Very Fine Indian Zardozi Textile Borders

Northern India
19th century-early 20th century

6.3cmx149cm, 7.7cmx115cm, 4.7cmx185cm, 7.2cmx335cm, 6.0cmx306cm, 5.5cmx258cm, 5.8cmx327cm

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private collection, UK

6107

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Fine & Large Silver Filigree Tray or Platter

probably India
18th-early 19th century

diameter: 27.5cm, height: 4cm, weight: 573g

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UK art market

5873

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Three Indian Silver Pendant Amulet Containers

India
19th century

lengths: 4.5cm - 6cm, combined weight: 102g

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Provenance

private collection, England.

6126

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Rare, Large Bronze Architectural Plaque with the Emblem for Wajid ‘Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Oudh, Probably taken from the Kaiserbagh Palace, during the 1857 Siege of Lucknow

Lucknow, India
19th century

height: 42.3cm, width: 36cm

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UK art market

6150

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Chased, Inscribed & Dated Silver Betel Tray, Captured at the Siege of Lucknow

Lucknow, India
late 18th century with a later inscribed date of 1858

length: 28.6cm, width: 21.4cm, height: 5.5cm, weight: 540g

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taken at the siege of Lucknow; Major General Donald Macintyre VC

6143

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Carved Mughal Jade with Gold & Turquoise Mounts

Delhi, Northern India
circa 1620 (Jade) & circa 1850 (Mounts)

width: 6.3cm, height: 5.4cm, thickness: 0.3cm, weight: 31.64g

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UK art market

6149

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Inscribed, Silver-inlaid Bidri Basin (Silapchi)

Hyderabad, India
18th-19th century

diaameter: 35.7cm, height: 11.5cm

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UK art market

6163

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Silver Bidri Talismanic or Magic Bowl with Koranic Verses (Abkhwura)

Deccan, India
19th century

diameter: 12.5cm, height: 5cm, weight: 197g

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UK art market

5069

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Highly Unusual Islamic Sufi Flagellant’s Bullet Cartridge Whip

Northern India or Iran/Persia
early 20th century

length of handle or rod: 45cm, length of chain: 50cm, diameter of 'ball': 14cm

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UK art market

4444

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Kashmiri Double-Sided, Gold-Sprinkled Page from the Shahnameh with Chapter Heading

Kashmir, India
16th century

28cm x 17cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6102

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Unusual South Indian Inscribed Bronze Ewer

South India, probably Andhra Pradesh
17th-18th century

height: 34.3cm, width: 25cm, depth: 14.5cm, weight: 2,623g

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UK art market

5922

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Four Engraved Engraved Silver-Clad Bead SteadCharpoy Legs

Northern India
19th century

heights: 32.5cm diameters at base: 13cm

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UK art market

5998

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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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UK art market

5771

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Pair of Mughal Double-Headed Steel Belt Hooks

Northern India
17th century

heights (without stand): 9.8cm, heights with stands: 13.5cm & 15cm

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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.

5917

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Indian Sufi Mendicant’s Elbow Rest with Concealed Dagger

central or northern India
19th century

height: 37cm, width: 23.3cm, weight: 1,255g

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UK art market

4972

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Northern Indian Silver Dangling Wedding Earrings

Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
early 20th century

length: 13cm, width: 9cm, combined weight: 106g

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Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5933

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Circular Bidri Tray (Tashtari)

Hyderabad, India
early 19th century

diameter: 17.8cm, weight: 402g

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UK art market

6122

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Indian Silver Amulet Necklace

Northern India, probably Dolmar, Uttarakhand
19th century

approximate circumference: 76cm, typical length of silver box: 7.5cm, weight: 140g

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UK art market

5685

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South Indian Gold Spherical Pendant set with Rubies & Diamonds

South India, possibly Mysore
18th-19th century

diameter: 2.1cm, weight: 16.95g

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UK art market

5470

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Persian-Style Indian Ewer

Deccan or North India
18th century

height: 26cm, width: 21cm

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UK art market

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

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

5089

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Rare Indian 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

5246

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Pair of Punjabi Engraved Silver Anklets

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

max. exterior width: 13.2cm, combined weight: 332g

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UK art market

5242

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North Indian or Persian Cast & Inscribed Bronze Hawking Drum

Persia or Northern India
17th-18th century

diameter: 17.5cm, height: 12cm

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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.

2330

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Large Indian Mughal Dark Green Bloodstone Hookah Mouthpiece

Mughal India
circa 1850

length: 18cm, weight: 180g

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UK art market

3227

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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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UK art 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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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.

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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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

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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UK art market

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.