RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 6th August, 2019

ANTIQUE 20thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER SWAMI TEA SERVICE, KRISHNIAH CHETTY c.1910

20th Century Exceptional Indian colonial solid silver six-piece tea service, comprising of coffee pot, water jug, teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug, sugar tongs and a tray, each body is profusely and beautifully repousse' decorated with religious processions, a typical scenes from the Meenakshi Amman temple in southern India, depicting the story of Vishnu's decent to earth as Jagganath. The realistically modelled snake shaped handles, lids mounted with finials depicting a seated Shiva on an elephant and a cow, the tray with numerous panels depicting traditional rural scenes and mounted around the edge with a cast snake boarder and intertwining handles.

Reference Number: A5864