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Unusual & Fine Colonial Indian Silver Goblet

India, probably Bombay
19th century (dated 1873)

height: 17.8cm, weight: 241g

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Provenance

UK art market

This particularly elegant and fine goblet is in the Kutch style but most probably is from Bombay, where, with its multi-cultural population and being a regional trade centre, was subject to plenty of outside influences and fashions.

The bowl of the goblet is beautifully chased with flowers, leaves and humming birds. The style is similar to that done in Kutch but more interesting and varied.

The edge of the round foot is engraved with ‘Poone Regatta 1873 Senior Pairs – W.H. Horsley ST:11 ST:9. W.M Fletcher Bow. 11st.’

The goblet is in excellent condition and sits flatly without rocking.

References

Dehejia, V., Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj, Mapin, 2008.

Wilkinson, W.R.T., Indian Silver 1858-1947, 1999.

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