All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1014105 (stock #9865)
Antique Cast Bronze Inkwell, circular with a hinged, domed lid and inscription around top rim. Probably Indian, 18th/19th Century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1019243 (stock #9864)
Antique Brass or Bronze Iota (an ablutions pot) having incised and inlaid copper checkerboard and leafage decoration. This type of metalware is known as Ganga-Jumna. Ganga meaning Ganges river, and Jumna meaning Jumna River. It is Brass and Copper because it reflects the color of the two rivers mentioned. 18th-19th C. probably from Moradabad in northern India.
Alexandria, VA had a thriving salt-glazed stoneware industry throughout most of the 19th Century. Many pieces are marked with the makers name and "ALEXa" or "DC/ALEXa". Some common makers were John Swann, B.C. Milburne, H.C. Smith and E.J.Miller (a retailer). We are always interested in purchasing examples of Alexandria stoneware. If you have something you would like to sell, please send us a photo including the makers mark, size, condition and the price (we do not make offers).