Indian Coin Silver Rosewater Sprinkler C1890 Cutch Rare
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Indian Coin Silver Rosewater Sprinkler C1890 Cutch Rare:
RARE c1890 INDIAN COIN SILVER ROSEWATER SPRINKLER; HAND RAISED SWIRLING LEAF AND VINE; CUTCH REGION OF INDIA
This is an extremely rare c1890 Indian coin silver rosewater sprinkler, from the Cutch region.
Originated in the Middle East several centuries ago. A sprinkler would be placed at the entrance of a home, for guests to refresh themselves. Found their way briefly to 19th century Victorian dinner tables.
The Cutch region was renowned for their raised swirl leaf and vine pattern. Found on this rare bird spout teapot. The work taken from Persian architectural and decorative arts.
Wilkinson notes that Cutch silver of the period was "...by far the most sought after of all Indian silver work" (page 67). One reason for this popularity was that the Raos of Cutch had his silver displayed in every possible international exhibition. Beginning in 1851 with the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace.
The rosewater sprinkler with bulbous lower section, followed by gently long tapering neck and top dispenser
Adorned with series of beautifully carved leaf and vine displays. Framing raised shield medallion. Rich, satin background.
Elegant slender petal to lower neck. Followed by series of twisted rope bands and hand decorated acanthus collar.
The scallop rim layered petal centre dispenser beautifully satin chased surface.
Well fit neck and base, unscrews for filling.
As you know, there has been an explosive interest in Chinese silver the last year. Prices have appreciated 3-400% or more this year.
Indian colonial silver prices have only now begun to rise. We believe that very shortly Indian silver will experience this same torrential price appreciation.
This Indian Cutch silver rosewater sprinkler is 9 3/4 inches tall.
Thick heavy guage solid silver construction weighs 11 (standard) ounces.
Faint engraving to neck, as shown, possible signature.
Medallion with very faint engraving, possibly family crest. Can barely be seen.
Unsigned. Not unusual for 19th century Cutch silver. We guarantee solid silver, not silver plate.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina throughout. The brilliantly carved floral work retain their original crisp, sharp detail. Stands firm on table. Unscrews tightly for filling. Tiny bump to top dispenser.
For the discerning collector of the finest Indian silver. Focused upon Cutch examples in unique form. An exceptional late19th century Indian coin silver rosewater sprinkler.
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