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Silver Kashmir Kashkul Etched Paisley Snakes Foliate

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 756522
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Late 19th century finely etched kashkul shaped vessel or bowl from Kashmir. Both ends have snake heads, and there is a snaky paisley pattern over a fine foliate background. Measures 5.5" (14cm) tip to tip, and 2.5" (6.35cm) across, and 3" (7.6cm) tall. It weighs four ounces (113gm). Generally silver from Kashmir is 80% to 90% pure. I cannot find a makers mark, which is not unusual for non-export silver from this area and era. A second, identical piece is also available.