ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN CUTCH OOMERSI MAWJI SOLID SILVER CENTREPIECE c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN CUTCH OOMERSI MAWJI SOLID SILVER CENTREPIECE c.1880

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A4292

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century exceptionally rare Indian Colonial solid silver centerpiece, in a form of a processional elephant and rider, supporting a dish and trumpet vase above his head. The detailed engraving is particularly crisp and ornate.

The base bearing the marks O.M of Oomersi Mawji, the most celebrated Indian silversmith of all time. Oomersi Mawji is mostly known for his silver tableware and tea-ware, and is very rare to find silver centerpieces by him. Oomersi Mawji was appointed Royal Silversmith for the Maharajah of Kutch and producing silverware for a wide elite of European and British clientele. The piece dates to the 1880's 

CONDITION

In Great Condition - no damage.

SIZE

Height: 35cm

Width: 19 x 10cm

Weight: 985g