A good Indian steel shield dhal
A good Indian steel shield dhal, 19th Century. The outer surface entirely covered with fine gold koftgari decoration and applied with 4 raised central bosses, a coiled snake, and a reinforced brim with dentil frieze. The inside retains its original padded fabric lining (well worn) and the knuckle pad is attached to 4 silver damascened iron rings. Excellent condition.
Diameter 14” (35.5cms)