ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN CUTCH SOLID SILVER MONUMENTAL SNAKE HANDLE JUG c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN CUTCH SOLID SILVER MONUMENTAL SNAKE HANDLE JUG c.1880

3,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A2936

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Indian Colonial Solid Silver repousse' water jug / ewer, monumental and magnificent, extremely heavy, the tall tapering body resting on a domed foot, fantastically chased with scrolling leaves and flowers and acanthus leaves.

The jug is applied with a very large sculptural cobra snake, crawling up the side and touching the rim with its tongue.

The jug is not signed, nevertheless the excellence of composition and craftmanship are obvious and are equal to the best pieces of Kutch silver known and often signed by Oomersi Mawji. This is probably the finest example of a Kutch silver jug of this kind.

The silver has been acid tested and shows a 900+ standard, the jug dating to year 1880. 

CONDITION

In Great Condition - no damage.

TEAPOT

Height:   31cm

Width:   15 x 10cm

Weight:   1030g