Pair of Casters by the Madras Firm D’Alvarez & Co
height: 9.8 cm
Each of this pair of silver castors has the maker’s mark of ‘D’A & Co’ around the foot rim, for the Madras firm of Lawrence D’Alvarez (born 6.12.1793 and died 13.3.1869).
Made of thick guage silver, the casters are engraved with a scrolling foliage design around an ‘M’ for the owner, and retain a clear gold wash inside.
an almost identical pair by the same maker is illustrated in Wilkinson, WRT, The Makers of Indian Colonial Silverware and their Marks 1760-1860, 1987, p. 45.
Inventory no.: 204