Mughal Bronze Ewer, A Rare Cast Bronze Ribbed And Fluted Pear Shaped Body Ewer (Aftaba), With “S” Shaped Handle The Finials Are Decorated With Beautifully Sculptured Tigre And Makara Heads, The Northern Mughal Capitals, India, Circa 18th Century.

Identification Number: 428


The S shaped Handle is decorated with heads of a tiger and a makara, the ewer’s lotus flower pattern base standing on four-footed base.

The Ewer’s Lid is encrusted with a fine turquoise stone.

Condition: Very good, minor wear and tear.


31 cm diam. across, the width of top between the spout and handle.
28 cm the height.


For almost identical ewer please see, The Arts of India, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, by Joseph M. Dye III, ISBN: 0-85667-539-3, PLEASE see lot identification No. 173 catalogued on page 400.

For similar ewer, please see Sotheby, London, Islamic works of art sale date the 05th. of October 2011, please see sold lot No. 265.