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SOLD - Indian Silver Vase by Oomersee Mawjee - Antique Circa 1880

A fine and impressive antique colonial Indian silver vase by Oomersee Mawjee & Sons; part of our Indian ornamental silverware collection

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SOLD - Indian Silver Vase by Oomersee Mawjee - Antique Circa 1880
SOLD - Indian Silver Vase by Oomersee Mawjee - Antique Circa 1880

Description


This fine antique Indian silver vase has a circular rounded bell shaped form with a flared applied moulded rim.


The body of this vase is embellished with profuse finely chased scrolling leaf and floral decoration incorporating iconic indigenous Indian animals.


The vase is ornamented with a shaped leaf border to the upper rim.


The lower portion of the body and the circular spreading foot are encircled with chased acanthus leaf borders.


This fine example of Indian silverware has been crafted by the renowned Kutch silversmiths Oomersee Mawjee & Sons*.


* A vast amount of silverware produced in Kutch was crafted by the pre-eminent Indian silversmith Oomersee Mawjee, who was later joined in the profession by his sons. The attention to compact scrollwork superimposed with lively animals is an identifiable mark of his imaginative work.


Read a brief history of antique silver vases


Condition


This antique vase is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

The maker’s mark struck to the underside of the vase is very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Indian silverware.


Dimensions


Height 12.7cm/5"

Diameter of top 15.1cm/5.9”

Diameter of base 7.2cm/2.8"


Weight


13 troy ounces/404g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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