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You can see here one of the two similar silver jars displayed in the courtyard of Sarvatobhadra Mahal, the latest palace of the maharaja of Jaipur (the former one was the amber fort, not far away from the city).

These jars were realized for Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to allow him to carry some water from the Ganges as he had to sail to England for king Edward VII'S Coronation in 1902.

Each jar is weighing 345kg and was realized on site in the palace through melting silver coins, allegedly without any welding. They hare mentioned in the Guinness book of World records as largest silver objects in the world.

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  • Copyright: Yannick LEPRETE (yannick) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 18 N: 156] (1471)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-11
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Camera: Sony DSC T7
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-09-20 2:13
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