Large Antique Indian Brass Tray Chased and Engraved Vishnu 19th century
A large, very decorative and stylish item of Indian brassware, an engraved and chased tray depicting a central image of Vishnu and possibly Garudu, surrounded by what we think are Brahmic scripts. There is an outer band of twelve figures possibly deities amongst foliage, including dancers, winged figures, an archer and three women with birds. The outer border is a stylised flower and leaf decoration. The rim is raised and scalloped in stylised acanthus leaves, with a folded over edge. This platter or tray is not stamped with any makers mark, the work has all been done by hand.
This tray is decorated with hand done engraving and chasing work, The tray dates from around 1880 - 1900 during the late Victorian era.
This large diameter tray measures 18 3/4 inches (47.8 cm) it stands about 1 1/8 inches (2.8 cm) high. It weighs 1.32kg unpacked. Because of its size it can only be sent overseas by courier and prices given are indicative only. They may vary for remote locations etc. Please message for a firm price for your location.
It is in good antique condition this tray has minor denting and marking It is slightly dished from the chasing work and does not sit quite flat. The tray has been left unpolished as some collectors prefer their brass-ware with a patina. Please see the images.
This is a great looking item of Indian metal ware and a very decorative and useful object.