ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER EXCEPTIONAL CHARGER TRAY c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER EXCEPTIONAL CHARGER TRAY c.1880

5,595.00

19th Century Indian / Burmese Silver charger tray, impressively large, heavy and magnificent, profusely decorated in high relief with a series of hunting scenes, with hunters riding elephants and horses amid scrolling foliage and vegetation, attacked by tigers and lions, animals fighting, a man fighting with a gorilla, the centre is embossed with four panels featuring deities and loving scenes.

The rim is Hallmarked French import silver (swan, 900+ standard).


REFERENCE NUMBER: A2799

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Indian / Burmese Solid Silver charger tray, impressively large, heavy and magnificent, profusely decorated in high relief with a series of hunting scenes, with hunters riding elephants and horses amid scrolling foliage and vegetation, attacked by tigers and lions, animals fighting, a man fighting with a gorilla, the centre is embossed with four panels featuring deities and loving scenes. The border is also embossed with animals in a scrolling foliage.

The stunning piece features an unusually heavy gauge, extremely detailed and exceptional quality, the best repousse' craftmanship, surely made for an important commission, probably a wedding.

The piece is one of the finest examples we have ever seen, most probably Indian (possibly Lucknow), the rim is Hallmarked French import silver (swan, 900+ standard).

CONDITION

In Great condition - No damage.

SIZE

Width:  51.5cm x 35cm
Weight: 2225g