Indian Brass Jardiniere Planter Scalloped Rim Chased Garuda Antique 19th C
Indian brass cylindrical jardiniere with a scalloped rim and very attractive and intricate chased or engraved decorated design featuring scrolling foliage, flowers, fruit and other decorative motifs. There are eight cartouches depicting a winged figure, in a variety of poses, that we think is probably the Hindu deity Garuda, who is also known as Tarkshya and Vynateya. Garuda is the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god 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. Some collectors may call this a lota. The jardiniere is cylindrical in shape, it has a decorative scalloped rim 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 8 1/4 inches ( 21 cm ) diameter and 8 inches ( 20.3 cm ) high, it weighs 1039 grammes unpacked and is in excellent antique unpolished and very usable condition. There are some very minor marks and very slight distortion of the cylindrical shape and signs internally of it being used as a plant pot.