Silver Gilt Tray

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This tray shows European influence in its oval shape (Indian trays generally being of round shape), while the decorative leafy motifs also loosely recall vase-inspired profiles that were popular in paintings, textiles, and carvings all over the region. The nature of the ornament combines a long standing taste in the Deccan for arabesque-based decoration, with a balance and symmetry that indicate Mughal taste.

Silver Gilt Tray, Silver; gilded

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