This antique bidri metalware spitoon (peekdaan/thookadaan) from India is cast as an opposing double bell-shape, with the exterior decorated with stylized, floral tendrils. Bidri is a metalwork technique unique to India.
DATE 18th century
DIMENSIONS Width 3.5 Depth 3.5 Height 5 in.
CONDITION Note: rests unevenly.
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