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O.6 & A-1982: O.6 & A-1982

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Maker: Unknown


  • Hugga base and stand



Bidriware hugga base and stand. The hugga base is bell shaped, splaying outwards towards the lower edge.
The stand is circular and domed on four low curved feet, with a circular depression with a circular hole in the centre in which the hugga base rests.
Both pieces are decorated with oval medallions containing birds amid flowers and foliage. One of those on the stand contains a vase of flowers with an inscription below. Another contains a vase of flowers, a pair of birds and a partially erased name in capital letters, possibly 'S. Meu(?)da(?) Ku(?)an'.
Between the medallions there are buildings, birds and animals amid flowering plants. Above and below the design on the hugga base there are borders of flowers and foliage on a scrolling stem; there is a similar border on the outer edge of the stand.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir Leonard Costello, through Mr R. J. Kent

Measurements and weight

Height: 32.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deccan ⪼ India

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Costello, Leonard

Components of the work

Inlay composed of silver
Hugga Base Height 22.8 cm Width 25 cm
Stand Width 52.5 cm

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Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.6 & A-1982
Primary reference Number: 201864
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Audit data

Created: Monday 22 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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