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Antique South Persia Kashmiri Lacquered Papier Mache Dish Bowl Polo Players For Sale
Late 19 th Century South Persian Kashmiri laquered Papier-Mache footed shallow dish / bowl with equestrian motif depicting turbaned polo players on horseback. Well-defined characters hand-painted on a gold background. Nice commensurate condition. Circa 1900s. Measures approx. 9 inches across. (23 cm) and 1.5 "in height (4.5cm)" on a circular foot.These dishes/ bowl come up for sale very rarely. See pictures for condition.The quintessential pastime of emperors and kings, polo is thought to have originated among horseback chase games, like buzkashi , still played in Central Asia today. B y the 7th Century polo was already played in Persia, from w it was transmitted to India where it became a royal pursuit played with enthusiasm by the great Mughal emperors Akbar (r. 1556-1605) and Jahangir (r. 1605-1627). Polo was later adopted by British colonials who brought it to the West. If you have any questions or want more detailed pictures please email. Please make sure before you offer that you have asked everything you wanted to know about this item and that it is the item you want. Thankyou. Please inquire about postage costs inside Europe. Postage stated for the USA is Priority Registered Mail.Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Priority Registered Mail
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Antique South Persia Kashmiri Lacquered Papier Mache Dish Bowl Polo Players: $400