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Spittoon in Double Bell Design

Object Name:
Spittoon
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Zinc and copper alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver (bidri ware)
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm)
Diam. (base) 4 7/16 in. (11.2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. and Lockwood De Forest, 1919
Accession Number:
19.135.39
Not on view
Inscription: In Persian; under side of the base: traces of inscription can be seen (M.N. Gandhi, August 1970).
Robert W. and Lockwood De Forest, New York (until 1919; gifted to MMA)
New York. Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College. "Re-Orientations: Islamic Art and the West in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," February 7, 2008–April 26, 2008, no catalogue.

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 134, pp. 312-313, ill. p. 313 (b/w).

Bates, Ülkü. Re-Orientations: Islamic Art and the West in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York, 2008. no. 41, pp. 112–13, ill.



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