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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    A FINE SILVER REPOUSSÉ TEA SERVICE

    MARKED O.M BHUJ [FOR OOMERSI MAWJI], KUTCH, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FINE SILVER REPOUSSÉ TEA SERVICE
    MARKED O.M BHUJ [FOR OOMERSI MAWJI], KUTCH, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Consisting of a teapot, a milk jug, a sugar pot and an oval tray, the vessels with repoussé floral designs, the foot of each marked O M Bhuj, the teapot handle with heat insulating discs of ivory, the tray with a figural roundel at the centre depicting a lady and her companions visiting an ascetic, the cavetto with animal combat scenes on a ground of arabesques, the tray on three openwork feet in the form of peacocks, the underside of the rim marked O M Bhuj
    Tray 13½ x 17¾in. (34.3 x 45.2cm.); teapot 8in. (20.3cm.) high


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    Oomersi Mawji was the court silversmith of the ruler of Kutch, Maharao Shri Mirza Raja Sawai Khengarji Bahadurno. Kutch was a major centre for the production of silverware in the 19th century, much of which which was exported to Europe. Little of the vast output of Kutch pieces however remotely approached the quality of the work of Oomersi Mawji and his sons.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.