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Acquired with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Date Made/Found: 1870-1899
Material and Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Overall (Vase and cover): 340 × 220mm (13 3/8 × 8 11/16in.) Overall (stand): 74 × 363mm (2 15/16 × 14 5/16in.) Overall (Figure): 200 × 60mm (7 7/8 × 2 3/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L87.8
This is a vase and stand, made in Benares in the United Provinces, India, in the late 1800s. The vase is made of brass. The lid and body are chased and engraved all over with figures and scroll work. Many Indian artefacts were purchased at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 with assistance from the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A). The pieces were chosen to illustrate the finest metalworking from beyond Europe. Records show that this is a reproduction, made in India, of an artefact shown at the Exhibition. It was selected by the Museum curators and the reproduction commissioned specially for the Sheffield collection. This object was digitised as part of the Objects in 3D project funded by JISC.
Display Location: In Store
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