ANTIQUE CENTRAL ASIAN JUG, PROBABLY BUKHARA, ISLAM. This is a handsome silver jug from the Central Asia region, likely Bukhara.
It was made during the second half of the 19. Century and uses chasing and engraving techniques to create a floral pattern. Influence can be seen from the East and Middle East as these regions were connected with Central Asia via the ancient Silk Road.
The domed lid, for instance, is typical. The hinged lid is in good working order, and s. Itting atop is a bud-shaped ribbed finial.
Complex naturalistic foliate designs, similar to those which would appear on textiles in the area, decorate the jug from the top of the dome to the base of the neck, as well as on the handle and spout. Central Asian influence can be seen in the dragon-style handle and the Monks Cap design at the top of the spout. The vessels neck features a protruding ring knop. Ower part of the vessel is fluted.
Creating lovely, smooth ridges which curve down to the base. Ngraved to the top of the foot with a repeating geometric pattern. The underside of the base is concave and unmarked. Size Height 30.5cms; Width 10cms. Please message me with any queries.Thank you for looking and dont forget to check my other listings for antique European, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese and Asian silver. If you are looking to sell, please contact me with details. The item "ANTIQUE CENTRAL ASIAN JUG, PROBABLY BUKHARA, ISLAMIC TEXTILE PATTERN, 19th C" is in sale since Monday, January 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Pitchers/Jugs". The seller is "jcohenantiques" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.