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Listed under:  Decorative arts

Boar's head covered tureen, 1878

This is a large tureen and cover manufactured by Mintons in England in 1878. The tureen and cover is sculpted in the shape of a boar's head with upward-pointing snout and tusks, recessed eyes and ears swept back. The textured fur is painted with rich aubergine and brown glazes and is covered in places with green oak leaves ...


Pierced screen (jali), 1630-50

This is a pierced stone screen of a style that was used widely in Indian architecture as windows, room dividers and railings during the Mughal dynasty, Shah Jahan period, India. The sculpture is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about the context of such screens, which were often incorporated ...