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Kashmir

Pair of bottles circa 1870 - 1875

Gold | 26.5 x 13.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11446

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The surface of these bottles is incised with motifs popularly described as ‘shawl patterning’, and feature similar motifs found on cashmere shawls produced in Kashmir. This patterning was popular with European visitors to India and firms such as Elkington & Co. in Birmingham began to copy and sell vessels inspired by this design.