ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN KUTCH SOLID SILVER 3 PIECE TEA SET c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE INDIAN KUTCH SOLID SILVER 3 PIECE TEA SET c.1880

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19th Century Indian Cutch, Gujarat region Silver repousse' three piece Tea set, comprising of teapot, covered sugar bowl and cream jug. Each piece features an extremely heavy gauge, decorated all over with typically Cutch chasing work, distinguished by its closely worked, foliate, repoussé design. The body features a tightly scrolled foliate and floral work and against a finely tooled background, with animals running and hunting.

Unmarked (acid tested show a 900+ silver standard), but is clearly the product of a good Indian silversmith. It dates to the 1880's.


REFERENCE NUMBER: A1747

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Description

Antique 19th Century very rare Indian Cutch (Kutch), Gujarat region hand crafted Solid Silver repousse' three piece Tea set, comprising of teapot, covered sugar bowl and cream jug. Each piece features an extremely heavy gauge, decorated all over with typically Cutch chasing work, distinguished by its closely worked, foliate, repoussé design. The body features a tightly scrolled foliate and floral work and against a finely tooled background, with animals running and hunting. Each lid made in the same style is surmounted by a cast cobra snake, and also the handles are modelled like cobras.

This is an extraordinary Indian Colonial set, excellent workmanship and very heavy gauge (1920 grams). As often the case the piece is unmarked (acid tested show a 900+ silver standard), but is clearly the product of a good Indian silversmith. It dates to the1880's.

Condition

In Great Condition - No damage, just general wear.

Teapot Size

Height: 13cm
Width: 27.5 x 10.2cm
Weight: 995g

Sugar bowl & Cover Size

Height: 11.2cm
Width: 18 x 7.5cm
Weight: 540g

Cream jug Size

Height: 10.3cm
Width: 14.5 x 6.5cm
Weight: 385g

 

Total Silver Weight: 1920g