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Indian Miniature Brooch of the Red Fort, 19th Century

P234 Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century
P234 Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century
P234 Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century
P234 Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century
P234 Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century
P234 Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century

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Indian miniature brooch of the Red Fort, 19th century, painted on ivory, diameter: 2 in., 5cm. Such items were produced for the growing number of Europeans in India who wished to acquire high quality souvenirs of their travels. The skilled technique is a legacy of Indian court artists working in miniature. With the decline of Mughal patronage in the 18th century, miniature painters formerly working for the court began to produce works specifically for the growing number of westerners in the subcontinent