This is an excellent example of the fine work of the premier Kutch silversmith Oomersee Mawjee from Bhuj, India during the second half of the nineteenth century.
This is a silver loving cup in the Georgian style that has been turned into a trophy for an event held in Lucknow in British Colonial India during the days of the Raj. It is engraved "Lucknow Autumn Meeting 1907 / The Lawn Plate / 1 Lt. Col. Abud's B.A.G. Martini." The interior of the cup has gold gilt wash in excellent condition.
The cup is marked O.M Bhuj on the front of the base. The cup definitely predates the engraving by a few years and was most likely intended as a loving cup when it was first made most likely between 1880 and 1890. According to Wilkinson, the O.M Bhuj mark was used until 1890.
The silver trophy measures 7.25" (18 cm) in length and is 3.5" (9cm) at its widest (without the handles), 5.5" (14 cm) with the handles.
The trophy weighs 290 gms.
The trophy is in excellent overall condition. One handle is slightly bent and the base has a few dings.
Item ID: 100071781