Inventory no.: 990

Oomersi Mawji Indian Silver, Buj, Cutch (Kutch)


Repoussed Silver Pedestal Bowl by Oomersi Mawji

Bhuj, India

circa 1890

height: 7.5cm, diameter: 10.8cm, weight: 166g

This small, pleasing pedestal bowl from the workshop of the much celebrated Kutch silversmith Oomersi Mawji is finely repoussed all over with typically Kutch-style foliage and floral scrolling interspersed with birds. The base has an intaglio stamp, ‘O.M BHUJ’.

The work of Oomersi Mawji and his firm was bought by local patrons but also exported to Europe and the United States. Among all Kutch silversmiths, the works of this firm is considered particularly outstanding.


Wilkinson, W., Indian Silver 1858-1947, 1999; Dehejia, V., Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj, Mapin, 2008.


US art market.

Inventory no.: 990