Engraved Chased Indian Brass Jardiniere Planter Hindu Dieties Antique 19th C
An Indian brass cylindrical jardiniere with a very attractive and intricate chased or engraved decorated design featuring scrolling foliage, flowers birds, fruit and other decorative motifs. There are three cartouches depicting a winged figure that we think is the Hindu deity Garuda, who is also known as Tarkshya and Vynateya. Garuda is the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, We think that the three taller figures depicted on this jardinere are probably Vishnu.
This highly decorative and very useful Indian brass hand crafted jardiniere, planter or plant pot, dating from the late Victorian period in the 19th century. The jardiniere is cylindrical in shape and a has a curved base to a smaller diameter foot. This type of brassware is sometimes referred to as Benares ware. The jardiniere is 9 1/2 inches diameter and 9 inches high, it weighs 1778g unpacked and is in good antique unpolished and very usable condition. There are some very minor marks and slight distortion of the cylindrical shape.