AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER EGG-BOILER AND STAND
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AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER EGG-BOILER AND STAND

MARK OF F. DORMIEUX, SERAMPORE, 1817

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AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER EGG-BOILER AND STAND
Mark of F. Dormieux, Serampore, 1817
Cirucular, the stand on three paw feet, with reeded border, the egg-boiler with two detachable turned wood handles and fitted with a removable pierced frame to hold eight eggs, with central standard and turned wood finial, the cover with entwined confronted dolphin finial, the dish, cover and stand each engraved with monogram FG, marked under base of stand and dish
The stand and dish 7 5/8in. (19.3cm.) diameter, 50oz. 10dwt. (1581gr.) gross weight (2)

Lot Essay

F. Dormieux is noted as working in Serampore between 1816-24. For a similar salver and other works by Dormieux, see Wynyard R. T. Wilkinson, Indian Colonial Silver: European Silversmiths in India (1790-1860) and their Marks, 1973, pp. 14-25.
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