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Three Indian Brass Kohl Containers

India
19th century

lengths: 7.5cm-14.6cm

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Provenance

UK art market

These three cast brass containers each has a beautiful and elegant tear-drop form. Most probably they were used to hold kohl, black powder used for darkening around the eyes.

Two have screw-in caps (they screw clockwise to close) and the larger example has a hinged lid cast with tiers leading to a pierced finial fir suspension.

Each has a fine patina and obvious age, and each has a lovely feel in the hand.

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