Antique Indian bottle vase, turned wood, painted, c.1895


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Bottle vase

Turned, painted and partly gilt wood,

India, c.1895

162 x 80 (diam) mm

Bearing a label on the base for the India and Ceylon exhibition, Earls Court, 1896, inscribed Indian Exhibition/ Sept 2nd/ 1896

The India and Ceylon exhibition was an important showcase for traditional crafts from South Asia – one of a series of a major exhibitions of Indian culture held in Britain during the later decades of the 19th century. A photograph of the stand of the wood turners ‘Chamroo and Ramdass’ at the exhibition is in the India Office collection at the British Library.





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