ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN COLONIAL SOLID SILVER TROPHY CUP & COVER, HAMILTON c.1832

ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN COLONIAL SOLID SILVER TROPHY CUP & COVER, HAMILTON c.1832

1,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4282

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century unique and exceptional Indian Colonial solid silver presentation trophy cup and cover, campana-shaped body on a circular stepped foot chased with acanthus leaves and the body chased with a band of trailing vine. The body is applied with large double-scroll handles, the interior is richly gilded, the matching cover is also chased with acanthus leaves and surmounted by a cast finial modelled as a blooming flower.

The design is unique and of very heavy gauge, it takes influence from similar English pieces made in the Regency period by royal silversmiths such as Paul Storr, Benjamin Smith and Robert Garrard.

The cup was made to be 'presented to William Masters esquire, head master of la Martiniere by its pupils and ex-pupils to testify their regard esteem and gratitude for him October 1844.'

The base bearing the Hallmark "H&Co" for Hamilton & Co, one of the most important silversmiths active in Calcutta since the early 19th Century (1811-1971). This cup is particularly early, as it dates to the 1844.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

Height: 21cm

Width: 17 x 11cm

Weight: 680g