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Lot 0191
**Originally Listed At $200**

Central Asia, India, late Mughal period, ca. 18th century CE. A heavy cast bronze spittoon with a round body and large, flared rim. The surface is densely decorated with panels of low relief, five-petaled flowers. Used as part of the consumption of betel nut, which is similar to chewing tobacco, this piece reflects the beauty of even everyday objects in the Mughal period. Size: 4.2" W x 2.55" H (10.7 cm x 6.5 cm)

Provenance: private Tucson, Arizona, USA collection

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Patina on surface, with nicely preserved form and details.

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18th C. Indian Mughal Bronze Betel Nut Spittoon

Estimate $400 - $600Feb 26, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA