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    Lacquer Tobacco Pot From Rajasthan - Ca 1920

    SKU:A01008

    £225

    This style of pot was used for tobacco & opium and is a real collector's piece. These pots were well cared for and in constant use. This piece dates to the beginning of the 20th century and an intricate lacquer design has been lovingly applied by hand. 

    Two-colour spotted pots like these are from the border area of Rajasthan and neighbouring Sindh. The practice of lacquering came from Sindh many Sindhi people migrated to Rajasthan and Kutch bringing tradition with them.

    This piece dates to the beginning of the 20th century and an intricate lacquer design has been lovingly applied by hand.  These pots are found in Rajasthan & Gujarat and are made from a single piece of wood. The glossy polished surface is achieved using kevda leaves (pandanns odoratissimus) dipped in oil. The top on this piece has long since been lost and has an old replacement from the mid 20th century.

    Lacquering is done by the craftsman on a hand powered lathe. The wooden pot is spun and a lac stick is pressed against the pot. As the pot spins friction softens the lac which coats the surface of the wood. Quite intricate designs can be created by the craftsman using different techniques. Our lacquer boxes come from Rajasthan, Sind ( Kutch) and Himachal Pradesh.

     

    Dimensions:

    20 x 20 x 8 (wxdxh cms)

     

    References:

    A similar example can be seen in "Folk Art & Culture of Gujarat: A Guide to the Collection of the Shreyas Folk Museum of Gujarat" by Jyotindra Jain - Figure 42.

    See Museums of India 'National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum: New Delhi' by Jyotindra Jain & Aarti Aggarwala - Page 93. 

     

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    This style of pot was used for tobacco & opium and is a real collector's piece. These pots were well cared for and in constant use. This piece dates to the beginning of the 20th century and an intricate lacquer design has been lovingly applied by hand. 

    Two-colour spotted pots like these are from the border area of Rajasthan and neighbouring Sindh. The practice of lacquering came from Sindh many Sindhi people migrated to Rajasthan and Kutch bringing tradition with them.

    This piece dates to the beginning of the 20th century and an intricate lacquer design has been lovingly applied by hand.  These pots are found in Rajasthan & Gujarat and are made from a single piece of wood. The glossy polished surface is achieved using kevda leaves (pandanns odoratissimus) dipped in oil. The top on this piece has long since been lost and has an old replacement from the mid 20th century.

    Lacquering is done by the craftsman on a hand powered lathe. The wooden pot is spun and a lac stick is pressed against the pot. As the pot spins friction softens the lac which coats the surface of the wood. Quite intricate designs can be created by the craftsman using different techniques. Our lacquer boxes come from Rajasthan, Sind ( Kutch) and Himachal Pradesh.

     

    Dimensions:

    20 x 20 x 8 (wxdxh cms)

     

    References:

    A similar example can be seen in "Folk Art & Culture of Gujarat: A Guide to the Collection of the Shreyas Folk Museum of Gujarat" by Jyotindra Jain - Figure 42.

    See Museums of India 'National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum: New Delhi' by Jyotindra Jain & Aarti Aggarwala - Page 93. 

     

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £7.50
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    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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