Very fine antique Kashmiri enameled copper Vase 19th cent. Enameled gilt copper Vase dating from the 19th century.Worked with detailed floral design panels decorated in alternating blue, turquoise and red enamels. Look all details on photos to appreciate the beauty. 13,2 x 13,7 cm.
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, Lovely antique Kashmiri enameled copper Vase 19th cent" is in sale since Thursday, January 12, 2017. 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.