INDIAN STERLING TEA SET c1890 PROCESSION AT PURI - SIGNED A beautifully hand crafted late 19th century Indian sterling silver tea service, which we believe depicts the religious observation of the procession at Puri. The set is signed, in what we believe are Arabic characters. The only piece Indian colonial silver we have owned in 40 years, which an Arabic signature.We are unable to find any discussion in the literature on this topic. Wilkinson illustrates and discusses (page 158) a c1890 Madras tea set with the identical decoration.
Wilkson also illustrates a Calcutta service from Dass & Dutt (page 60) with the characteristic satinized elephant spout and handles, and deity on elephant finial, found on this set. The design and finish work is of the highest standard, easily on a par with Dass & Dutt, the premiere shop in Calcutta. It is solid sterling (925) silver.
As Wilkinson notes by this time, Calcutta silver shops used imported sterling standard sheet silver from England. And, unlike British firms, were not required to stamp assay guarantees.
This rare late 19th century Indian sterling procession at Puri teapot. Is 9 1/2 inches handle to spout and the complete set 31 1/2 standard ounces. Signed in what appear to be Arabic characters.
We have been unable to locate Arab silversmiths working. Interior of teapot perfectly clean as if never used. The item "Indian Sterling Tea Set c1890 Signed Procession at Puri" is in sale since Thursday, March 12, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.