Antique Urlis and Varpus

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’.

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

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