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TWO SILVER SNUFF BOTTLES
TWO SILVER SNUFF BOTTLES

MARKED OOMERSI MAWJI, KUTCH, INDIA, CIRCA 1900

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TWO SILVER SNUFF BOTTLES
MARKED OOMERSI MAWJI, KUTCH, INDIA, CIRCA 1900
Each of inverted drop shape, with short tapering neck, with hinged bulbous lid, the deeply carved decoration with dense foliated sprays, with silvermark, a stopper marked OM, the other lacking
2 3/8in. (6cm.) high. (2)
Provenance
Private UK collection, since 1970s.

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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 silverwares in the 19th century 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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