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PAIR OF VINTAGE INDIAN BRASS EWERS

£49.99

Product description

Ewers of this type have their origins in Persia and the Middle East. Typical Islamic ewers comprised a central chamber to which a spout, foot, handle and neck were attached. They permitted water to flow – Koranic injunctions deemed flowing water to be ‘clean’. Ewers were introduced to India by Muslim invaders during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Thereafter their designs were Indianised, with the ewers becoming more curvaceous and many were decorated with lush plant and floral motifs, as you can see on these examples.

In India, local Muslims used such vessels for handwashing. They became a practical tool of hospitality, being used to welcome visitors by pouring scented water over the hands and feet and into a basin, and took on a great variety of shapes and types whilst adhering to the basic ewer form. Sometimes they were filled not just with water but delicately-scented rosewater.

They are in Very Good Condition, with only minor Imperfections, basically minor wear consistent with their age and history.

Diameter at widest point 35 cm., Height 30 cm (x 2)

Weight 600 g ( x 2 )

Item details

Brand:
EWER
Composition:
BRASS
Condition:
Used
Country of origin:
Asia
Date:
MID 1950'S
Style:
Vintage
Type:
Decorative

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About this item

Ewers of this type have their origins in Persia and the Middle East. Typical Islamic ewers comprised a central chamber to which a spout, foot, handle and neck were attached. They permitted water to flow – Koranic injunctions deemed flowing water to be ‘clean’. Ewers were introduced to India by Muslim invaders during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Thereafter their designs were Indianised, with the ewers becoming more curvaceous and many were decorated with lush plant and floral motifs, as you can see on these examples.

In India, local Muslims used such vessels for handwashing. They became a practical tool of hospitality, being used to welcome visitors by pouring scented water over the hands and feet and into a basin, and took on a great variety of shapes and types whilst adhering to the basic ewer form. Sometimes they were filled not just with water but delicately-scented rosewater.

They are in Very Good Condition, with only minor Imperfections, basically minor wear consistent with their age and history.

Diameter at widest point 35 cm., Height 30 cm (x 2)

Weight 600 g ( x 2 )

Brand:
EWER
Composition:
BRASS
Condition:
Used
Country of origin:
Asia
Date:
MID 1950'S
Style:
Vintage
Type:
Decorative

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

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We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

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This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

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