Indian Sterling Silver Duke Of Wellington Regimental Trophy Bowl Calcutta For SaleIMPORTANT INDIAN STERLING SILVER DUKE OF WELLINGTON REGIMENTAL TROPHY BOWL; FROM THE CALCUTTA REGION; EXCELLENT
We are pleased to offer this historically important Indian Duke of Wellington Regimental sterling silver trophy bowl.
Part of several pieces of Duke of Wellington presentation silver we will be listing, from a London collection.
Briefly, this was an infantry regiment of the British army, formed in 1702. Part of the King's Division. Battalions from the Duke of Wellington's regiment took part in every major land conflict fought within the Empire, from the time of their formation.
In raised circular petal rim form.
Adorned with beautifully hand carved Bengal village scene. Characteristic of Calcutta silver (See Wilkinson).
However this bowl features several unique vignettes. Figure in turban removing snake from basket. Separated by thatch roof village and slender palm trees. A woman with raised cobra overhead.
A second woman, seated, plays with a small creature.
A rarely seen Indian palace or manor house, figures coming to and from market.
Interior reads "Presented to the Sergeants Mess 1st Duke of Wellington's Reg. Sialkut, 1917".
The Duke of Wellington regimental trophy centre bowl is 8 1/2 inches and it weighs 15 standard ounces.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. Stands firm on table. The hand carved Bengal village scene retains its original crisp detail, presentation to interior centre worn, small bump base.
Please feel free to inquire directly about this or any item. We very much welcome your interest.
We are collectors first. As such quite easy to work with.
We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. Ship twice weekly. US Postal Service Express & Priority. Never ground. Fully insured. Almost always losing money by doing so.
We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. We refund your shipping costs as well. Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention a few mild scuffs, nick or tiny bump is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax. We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request. From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27. Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.
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