jug (containers)

Coffee pot of beaten brass, one of a pair, with a rounded body with two flattened sides on each of is a boss decorated with red glass or semi-precious stones in the form of a rosette. The neck is a long cylinder to which the spout is attached on the upper half. The hinged lid is decorated with openwork and domed, the hinge in the shape of a peacock. The zoomorphic handle includes a makara head, one towards the top, one below, and a projecting element in the shape of a tulip. The entire surface is decorated with incised vegetal and figure designs, including Hindu deities in oval cartouches, in three horizontal bands. The pedestal base is decorated with a band of acanthus leaves.

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