• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 42

    AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER TEAPOT

    MARK OF LATTEY BROTHERS AND COMPANY, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER TEAPOT
    MARK OF LATTEY BROTHERS AND COMPANY, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1850
    Of fluted melon form, chased with floral sprays, leaf-capped scalloped spout and domed, fluted cover capped by a flower finial, the acanthus leaf capped handle with ivory insulators, raised on four foliate bracket feet, the mark with Tusk tally mark, maker's mark LB&Co, fouled anchor, lion passant, gothic capital J, crown; together with a copy of Wynyard R. T. Wilkinson, Indian Colonial Silver, European Silversmiths in India (1790-1860) and Their Marks, London, 1973.
    6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) high
    35 oz. (1,085 gr.)


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    Lattey Brothers are first mentioned in 1843 working at 10 Government Place, Calcutta, and are last mentioned in 1855 (see Wynyard R.T. Wilkinson, Indian Colonial Silver, London, 1973, p. 84).

    Special Notice

    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.
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    Literature

    Wynyard R. T. Wilkinson, Indian Colonial Silver, European Silversmiths in India (1790-1860) and Their Marks, London, 1973, pl. A.113, p. 89.