ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880

UNKNOWN (worked from c.1880)

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN COLONIAL CUTCH SOLID SILVER BOX / TEA CADDY c.1880

c. 1870 India

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£2,195 gbp
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Antique 19th Century rare Indian Kutch (Cutch) Solid Silver box / tea caddy, of octagonal form, impressively heavy gauge and exceptionally fine workmanship, distinguished by a very closely worked, foliate and floral repoussé design on a matted ground. Swinging handle and hinged lid in the same style, the shape of the piece is very unusual and it might be for tobacco, tea or other precious essences. The front is applied with Gold initials, revealing that it has been made for an important European client, and is most probably a one-off piece. The style is typically Cutch, quality and gauge closely remind the pieces by the greatest Indian silversmith operating in the late 19th Century: Oomersii Mawji. As often the case the silver is not Hallmarked, but acid tested shows a 900+ silver standard, it dates to year 1870-80.

Condition

In Excellent Condition - no damage.

Size

Height (not counting the handle): 14cm

Width: 6.3 x 5.5cm

Weight: 302g
In Excellent Condition - no damage.
Dimensions
Height 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Width 6.30 cm (2.48 inches)
Depth 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Weight 302.00g (9.71oz t)
Stock Code
A2365
Medium
Indian Colonial Cutch silver tea caddy/box
Signed/Inscribed
As often the case the silver is not Hallmarked, but acid tested shows a 900+ silver standard, it dates to year 1870-80.
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