water container (container (containers))

Round cast brass water vessel on four globular feet. The vessel has a globular body with a movable handle set into a ring at each side of the rim. It is decorated with panels in silver and copper, in the ganga-jumna style, meaning two colour decoration, representing the Ganga and Jumna rivers, 'dark and light'. The engraved decoration is arranged in vertical lozenges of overlaid silver with floral motifs, leaving triangular panels overlaid with similar designs in copper.

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