19th century, the period of the Great Raj. 16” diameter, domed with upturned edge. The face painted overall in bands of floral decoration. Central radial floral display. Four pierced brass bosses securing the grip posts within. Each well engraved with a perched bird among foliage and finely pierced. The shield bosses of the finest quality we have encountered and the only with engraved decoration. Reverse lacquered black with original hand grips and embroidered knuckle pad in excellent preservation. Expected craquelure and minor blemishes to the paint, A little warped as expected for the period. Best example we have offered in decades.