Urli and Indian Ceramics

StoneHouse Artifacts carries a large selection of ‘Uruli’ or’ Urli’ and ‘Varpus’ of many different sizes and ages. Though most know them as Uruli (pots without handles) if they have decorative handles along the rims these cooking vessels are Varpus. Because of their large size and heavy weight, two rods were inserted thru these handles to lift the Varpu on and off the open fire. Artisans use the ancient Lost Wax method to make these large and deep bronze cooking pots. Uruli and Varpus have been passed down for generations as family heirlooms as the designs are very old. Many have layers of blackening due to innumerable years of use. Uruli or Urli and Varpus are wonderful for filling with water and floating flowers in for display. For simplicity with internet searches for both vessels we will use the common name ‘Uruli’.

We also offer large ceramic jars for storing grains, smaller ceramic jars and bowls and Naga baskets.

Varpu/Urli #3

Artisans use the ancient Lost Wax method to make these pots. The designs are very old and have been passed down for generations, which makes them hard to date. Wonderful for filling with water and floating flowers in for display. This one is very heavy with a nice patina and golden interior.

Size:

24″ Diameter  x  8-3/4″ H / 26-1/4″ Total Width w/handles

Weight:

63 lbs. 5 oz.

Year:

19th -early 20th C.

Price

$1900.00

Varpu/Urli #4

Old bronze cooking vessel with very nice patina from years of use. Wonderful for filling with water and floating flowers in for display.

Size:

23″ Diameter  x  7-1/2″ H / 25-1/2″ Total Width w/handles

Weight:

38 lbs. 7 oz.

Year:

19th-early 20th C.

Price

$1500.00

Varpu/Urli #5

Very nice dark exterior patina from years of use with a golden interior. Has script in the Kerala language, ‘Malayalam’, engraved on the side  .

Size:

23″ Diameter  x  7″ H / 25-1/4″ Total Width w/handles

Weight:

46 lbs. 8 oz.

Year:

19th-early 20th C.

Price:

$1600.00

 Copper Pot-Hammered

A very large hand made copper rice cooking vessel with beautiful bronze handles

Size:

34-1/2″ (dia.)  x  12″ (D)

Weight:

59 lbs.  10oz.

Year:

early 20th C.

Price:

$1550.00

Varpu/Urli #6-2

Good dark patina from years of use with a golden interior. A very heavy bronze pot with much age.

Size:

23-3/4″ Diameter  x  7-7/8″ H / 26-1/2″ Total Width w/handles

Weight:

60 lbs. 3 oz.

Year:

19th C.

Price:

$1600.00

Bronze Uruli’s

Great patina from years of use. Wonderful for filling with water and floating flowers in for display.

Sizes:

Approx  15 1/2″ /  16″ / 21″ Diameters  /  5″-6″ Hts.

Weights:

14 lbs. 9 oz. / 13 lbs. 8 oz. /28 lbs. 7 oz.

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$395.00 – $700

 Naga Baskets – Lamps

These Naga fishing baskets have been wired with trac adapters to be hanging Trac lamps. Can be changed to hang from fixed outlet boxes. Cord length from top of basket is 13-16″.  Single hole drilled in base so wire can be removed to use as baskets if so desired.

Sizes:

(1)    17-1/2″ (dia.)  x 36-1/2″ (H)
(2)    18″ = (dia.)   x   33″ (H)
(3)    18-3/4″ (dia.)  x  37″ (H)

 

Weights:

(1)    2 lbs. 3oz.
(2)    2 lbs. 6oz.
(3)    3 lbs.

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$590.00 for set of 3 hanging lights

 Wooden Trays

Primitive wood trays at least 100 years old. They are used to hold Chapatis. Each tray has its own personality, with a few small repairs, and nice amount of character. Made of Sheesham wood, found in India. Beautiful rustic display piece.

Size:

Approx Range: 17″ – 21-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ – 15-3/4″

Weight:

3-4 lb. average

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$135.00 each

 Ceramic Pickle Jars

Beautiful black and gold glazed jars from Maharashtra, India

Size:

12-1/2′ (dia.)  x  17″ (H)

 

Weight:

24 lbs. each

Year:

20th C.

Price:

$105.00 each

 Grain Jars-Terracotta

Very large terracotta pots used for storing  rice and grains. We have 5 containers some with a blue wash, the others with a worn patina showing the the surface beneath. We include stands. Brown jar in photo is sold. Must be picked-up locally, will not ship.

Size:

Approx Range:  22″ – 24″ (dia.)  x  55″ –  62″ (H)

 

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$250.00 each

Peasant Ware Bowls

These bowls were made for the local populations in the countries colonized through out Asia.  Hand selected for the best patina and condition.

 Size:

5  bowls  @  14-1/4″ (dia.)  x  3-1/4″ (H)
4  bowls  @  12 -1/4″ (dia.)  x  2-1/4″ (H)

 

Year:

Late 19th C. to early 20th C.

Price:

$90.00 medium size

$115.00 large size


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