Chased Silver Beaker
height: 13.8cm, diameter: 8.5cm, weight: 223g
This finely engraved solid silver beaker is typically Kashmiri in its decoration, being chased with what is known as the Islamic-inspired ‘shawl pattern’ which has been infilled with the coriander motif that is based on the fine leaves and flowers of the coriander plant.
The beaker is particularly finely chased and engraved, and the surface has remained sharp and not significantly worn by polishing. It is free of any dents, splits or repairs.
It will make a fine example of this type of work in a collection, but also a very pleasing pen holder for a desk.
UK art market
Dehejia, V., Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj, Mapin, 2008.
Inventory no.: 1508
which the motifs for this piece partly are derived.