ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER TEA SET, COOKE & KELVEY, CALCUTTA c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER TEA SET, COOKE & KELVEY, CALCUTTA c.1880

6,595.00

19th Century Indian silver tea set, comprising of teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug. Stunning three-piece tea set decorated with stylised Indian deities in oval cartouche reserves, surrounded with Madras style leaf boarders, bead boarders and realistically modelled cobra handles. Each piece stands on four cast feet, modelled as lion’s paws and the teapot spout is a realistically crafted as an elephant’s head and trunk, the trunk naturalistically raised and mounted with well-formed tusks to either side.

Each piece of this set is stamped to the base with a mark for Cooke & Kelvey (Robert Thomas Cooke and Charles Kelvey, 1859-present).


Reference Number: A5673

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Indian solid silver tea set, comprising of teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug. Stunning three-piece tea set decorated with stylised Indian deities in oval cartouche reserves, surrounded with Madras style leaf boarders, bead boarders and realistically modelled cobra handles. Each piece stands on four cast feet, modelled as lion’s paws and the teapot spout is a realistically crafted as an elephant’s head and trunk, the trunk naturalistically raised and mounted with well-formed tusks to either side.

Each piece of this set is stamped to the base with a mark for Cooke & Kelvey (Robert Thomas Cooke and Charles Kelvey, 1859-present), a Calcutta firm that made and retailed silver and other luxury goods for local Europeans, merchants and Royals. Please see (Dehejia, V., Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj, Mapin, 2008) and (page 38, Wilkinson, Indian Colonial silver)

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

TEAPOT
Height: 20cm
Width: 22 x 11cm
Weight:  905g

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 15cm
Width: 11cm
Weight:  540g  

JUG
Height: 14cm
Width: 12 x 9.5cm
Weight:  405g