On offer is this spectacular 19thC Antique 1890's Victorian Colonial Indian Solid Coin Silver Repousse Mustard Pot featuring Colonial Indian silversmithing. It has a hinged lid that closes tightly. Decorated with exquisite scrolling tendrils and flowers patterns set in high relief against a finely tooled background that is typical Kutch work. The definition of “Indian silver” usually refers to the silverware produced in India during the Colonial period. The first foothold of the British East India Company in India dates back to 1615. From the 17th Century onwards, rare and stunning silver pieces were made both in the British colonies. Coin Silver is 90% silver. There is no hallmark as was usual for that period but it tests positive for coin silver. In very good antique condition with expected normal wear for it's great age with a flea bite on the lower handle. It measures a nice large 2 3/4 inches high x 2 3/4 inches wide and weighs in at a hefty 81.9 grams of silver. It is a lovely piece of British Indian history and beautiful to look at. A must for the serious collector.
Antique 1890's Victorian Solid Silver Repousse Mustard Pot