9 October 2002
A SILVER WATER PITCHER
Mark of Ball, Tomkins & Black, New York, 1839-1851
Baluster-form on spreading circular foot chased with a band of foliage, the body chased with foliate scrolls centering a cartouche, with applied band of repeating hearts at neck, the underside of the spout engraved as a shell, with upswept foliate clad handle, marked underside.
17½in. (44.5cm.) high; 50oz.
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Offered in New York, the art collected by the Tony Award-winning producer, philanthropist and ‘grand dame’ of Palm Beach
Nishad Avari guides us through the life and art of one of India’s most important painters — illustrated with works offered on 11 September in New York