Posted 2 years ago
Bought this online auction for $26. I posted it the other day but deleted it, now I cleaned it and put back. It really lights up at night under black light, also some gold inlay! And well it is big!!! I do not know how old it is? Any help appreciated. Thanks for looking!! Aftaba from India I think Mystery solved!!
Historical record says that one of the most imposing of Mughal ewers, of unusually thick cast brass, has an elongated neck supporting a stately domed lid. It represents the extension into India of a type of aftaba more commonly associated with the Middle East. The commonest sort of Mughal aftaba - whether of brass, bidri or even glass - consists of a round or slightly pear-shaped belly, a curved handle and spout, a tall neck with a bulge or disk in the centre, and a crescent shaped top.