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Ewer, Globular Ewer, 18th century

This is a Ewer.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

It is dated 18th century. Its medium is zinc and copper alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver (bidri ware).

De Forest was passionate about collecting and documenting traditional Indian crafts. During his travels he acquired this bidri ware pitcher with an accompanying wash basin as an example of this technique, which involves inlaying mixed metals with silver.

It is credited Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1915 (15.95.12).

Its dimensions are

Max. H. (with cover) 10 5/8 in. (27.0 cm high) W. 12 in. (30.5 cm) Max. Diam. 6 9/16 in. (16.6 cm)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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