This elegant goblet, produced for the colonial market in India, is of high-grade silver. It stands on a domed foot, has a baluster stem and an elongated bowl with a reinforced rim.
It is chased very finely on the foot and the bowl with scrolling grapes and vine motifs against a gently tooled ground.
There is an elaborate leafy border of palmettes just below the rim.
The goblet does not carry a maker’s mark but the motifs and style of engraving are associated with some types of silver produced in colonial Lucknow.
The goblet is in excellent condition. It sits flatly without rocking.
Dehejia, V., Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj, Mapin, 2008.
Markel, S. et al, India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow, LACMA/DelMonico Books, 2010.