19th Century Rare Indian Colonial Cutch Solid Silver Box / Tea Caddy, Circa 1880

19th Century Rare Indian Colonial Cutch Solid Silver Box / Tea Caddy, Circa 1880

19th Century Rare Indian Colonial Cutch Solid Silver Box / Tea Caddy, Circa 1880

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Antique 19th century rare Indian Kutch (Cutch) solid silver box or 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 1870-1880. In excellent condition, no damage.

Dimensions

W5.5 x H14.0 x D6.3 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

1800s

Place of origin

India

Material

Silver

Period

19th Century

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SKU

21185136
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