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19C Antique Mughal Handcrafted Islamic Silver and Zinc Surahi Vase Pot Parrot

CAD 3,159.84 or Best Offer 12d, CAD 65.83 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: s9996-2008 (222) 100%, Location: DELHI, DELHI, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172419120168 We sell only antiques and genuine vintage items and take guarantee of the items we sell. Also we sell them at a lower price compared to others. So buy with confidence. Description: Offered is an exceptional mid to late 19th Century (1850s- 1880s) Islamic antique surahi vase or pot. It comes from an aristocratic family and is a guaranteed good collection piece. The surahi has been painstakingly handcrafted by joining two pieces of zinc to hold water, sherbet etc and then joined with a heavy beautifully handcrafted and etched neck in solid silver. The vase or pot has a solid silver cap/cover with a parrot on top of it. The parrot is eating mango fruit. The cap is connected to the neck with a solid silver chain. The neck, cap and the parrot are not hallmarked but test positive for silver. Items made during the said period usually did not carry hallmarks. The lower part of the pot is pewter or zinc.The approximate weight of the silver neck, cap and the parrot is between 350 to 400 grams. The total weight of the vase/pot including zinc is more than 1 kilo. These highly ornate surahi vases/pots were either imported from Persia or were made to order by aristocratic families as these used to cost a lot of money. These pots were used to store water, sherbet and usually kept in master bedrooms or in the drawing rooms for special guests. The lower part of these pots was usually made of pewter as the metal helps keep the liquid in it cool. A truly hard to find piece and a wonderful collection piece in such good condition. Today if at all found in antique stores this would go above 3000 USD. For safe and fast delivery of this unique item it will be shipped by Priority Courier. Observe photographs for more details. Any questions please feel free to ask. Dimensions: 12.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wideShipping: to ensure safe and fast delivery we ship only by DHL, FedEx, Aramex, Bombino courier. We combine shipping to save cost.Return Policy: we offer hassle free returns within 14 days of purchase. The buyer pays return shipping. Condition: Scratches to the bottom from use, silver needs cleaning etc...please see photos., Material: Silver and Zinc

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