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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 145

    AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER TEAPOT AND STAND**

    CUTCH OR BOMBAY, CIRCA 1900, MARK OF VK

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    AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER TEAPOT AND STAND**
    CUTCH OR BOMBAY, CIRCA 1900, MARK OF VK
    The spherical teapot set on four scroll feet, the angular handle with ivory insulators, with bird's-head spout and hinged cover, chased throughout with scrolls on a stippled ground depicting a boar and deer hunt, with a vacant cartouche on one side, the circular stand with conforming scroll decoration, and with a circular central cartouche, marked on reverse of stand
    The teapot 8½ (21.6 cm.) long; 23 oz. (729 gr.) gross weight (2)


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    Silver by maker VK is illustrated in Wynyard Wilkinson, Indian Silver 1858-1947, 1999, p.p. 89 and 92. According to Wilkinson, this silversmith's work is of a uniformly high standard. An Indian colonial butter cooler with chased hunting scenes sold Christie's, New York, 23 October 2008, lot 115.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell