ANTIQUE 20thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER HUNT SCENE VASE, LUCKNOW c.1900

ANTIQUE 20thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER HUNT SCENE VASE, LUCKNOW c.1900

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20th Century Indian Silver vase, square baluster form in the antique Chinese style, each side beautifully decorated with a hand embossed and cast applied decoration featuring hunt scenes, with two horsemen killing a lion, a hunter riding an elephant and chasing a tiger, and a man fighting a monkey. The neck is applied with two cast lion masks with hanging rings. Not marked, but has been acid tested and shows a 800+ silver purity. The vase probably dates in the early 20th Century, and the hunt-related scenes are typical of the Lucknow silver.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A0880

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 20th Century Indian Solid Silver vase, square baluster form in the antique Chinese style, each side beautifully decorated with a hand embossed and cast applied decoration featuring hunt scenes, with two horsemen killing a lion, a hunter riding an elephant and chasing a tiger, and a man fighting a monkey. The neck is applied with two cast lion masks with hanging rings. The piece is not hallmarked, as often for Indian silver, but has been acid tested and shows a 800+ silver purity. The vase probably dates in the early 20th Century, and the hunt-related scenes are typical of the Lucknow silver.

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

Height: 17.8cm
Width: 6.5 x 6.3cm
Weight: 346g