Ewer (container for water)
19th century or older
Silver, Coconut, Turquoise, Coral
An ewer with a silver lid and a silvercup
The corpus is made from a coconut.
The elegant, filigree-like silver lace-work at the top of the body of the ewer here falls curtain-like over the coconut with the wood visible through the open-work.
The lace-work features numerous kirtimukha faces.
The handle and the spout are adorned with alternating coral and turquoise cabochons
This remarkable ewer is stilistically related to a ceremonial urn in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, attributed to circa 16th century Eastern Tibet or
The sides of the cup and the top of the lid are richly adorned