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Bronze Facial Paste Cosmetics Container in the form of A Male Head India c1850

Bronze Facial Paste Cosmetics Container in the form of A Male Head India c1850
Bronze Facial Paste Cosmetics Container in the form of A Male Head India c1850


Height: 3 inches. Length: 4 inches. Width: 3 ¾ inches. Origin: N. India. Date: c1850.

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Item No: A1703
About this item:

Height: 3 inches
Length: 4 inches
Width: 3 ¾ inches
Origin: N. India
Date: c1850

This is a superb lost wax bronze facial paste container (cosmetics) with a beautifully rendered naturalistic face of a young male. The smooth polished face has an angular nose leading to two long gently arching eyebrows and the lips very slightly parted, with a full bottom lip. While each feature has been awarded the same assiduous care, it is the eyes which dominate the effigy. Their elongated, almond shape features thick lids that create an illusory outline to the eye, lending the piece a wonderfully stylistic feel.

Condition: The piece is in superb original condition. (The sixth image is shows the truest colour).

Purchased from Liberty of London for £515 in 1999, from there it resided in a private collection of Indian & South East Asian art, until purchase posthumously by the current owner (see photograph)