ANTIQUE 20thC INDIAN SWAMI SOLID SILVER MASSIVE BOWL & COVER, MADRAS c.1900

ANTIQUE 20thC INDIAN SWAMI SOLID SILVER MASSIVE BOWL & COVER, MADRAS c.1900

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2496

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Description

Antique late 19th / early 20th Century Indian Solid Silver repousse' bowl and cover, massive size and very heavy, foliate bands surrounding a series of ten large roundels depicting dancing deities in relief (Gandharva), it stands on a circular foot featuring a similar design and is surmounted by a cover terminating with a figural finial. The bowl is parcel gilt and applied with two extremely large cast handles modelled like elephant's head. As usual for Indian silver the bowl is not Hallmarked but it has been acid tested and shows a 800+ silver purity. The style with embossed deities, called Swami, is typically from Madras, this particular piece dates to the 1900's.

Condition

In Great Condition - no damage, just general wear.

Size

Height   38.5cm

Width   41 x 27cm

Weight:  3165g