Antique Indo Persian SURAHI ENAMEL BOTTLE Kashmir 1880. Enameled gilt copper Bottle dating from the 1880. Worked with detailed floral design panels decorated in alternating blue, turquoise red and white enamels.Look all details on photos to appreciate the beauty. A stunning Indo Persian Superb quality bottle. The art of enamelling is believed to have been brought to India from Persia.
The whole process was lengthy and very complex, requiring many different stages of cleaning, firing and burnishing. The objects were fired in clay ovens and were placed on pieces of talc during firing. Different colours of enamel required different firing temperatures necessitating a strict order of application.
If one firing was not successful it would be redone until it was perfect. Some elaborate pieces required as many as eighteen separate firings with cleaning and polishing between each. The item "Islamic/Middle Eastern, Antique Indo Persian SURAHI ENAMEL BOTTLE Kashmir 1880" is in sale since Thursday, December 01, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "grifinantiques" and is located in EU. This item can be shipped worldwide.