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Old 25th June 2020, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Interesting Indo Persian Dhal Shield

I just got this interesting dhal that seems a cut above the usual ones of this type.21" in diameter, not warped, the bosses are somewhat unusual, lacquered inside, and heavy iron posts for the handles and padding which is unfortunately missing.
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Old 29th June 2020, 12:47 AM   #2
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Nice example, condition is very good!
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Old 29th June 2020, 04:09 AM   #3
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Thanks. Based on the 4 bosses, do you think that it is Indian?
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Old 29th June 2020, 06:45 AM   #4
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The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any traces of gilding on the bosses? You'll want to search closely, under magnification.
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Old 29th June 2020, 08:54 PM   #5
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The bosses appear to be either silver or more probably brass with a silver wash covering them; I did not want to polish them and lose the patina.
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Old 8th February 2021, 12:01 AM   #6
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I just got this interesting dhal that seems a cut above the usual ones of this type.21" in diameter, not warped, the bosses are somewhat unusual, lacquered inside, and heavy iron posts for the handles and padding which is unfortunately missing.
very nice shield totally Indian.
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Thanks for the information & the compliment.
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