London, South Kensington
7 October 2009
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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Wynyard R. T. Wilkinson, Indian Colonial Silver, European Silversmiths in India (1790-1860) and Their Marks, London, 1973, pl. A.113, p. 89.
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).
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