Antique Indian Silver Canister / Tea Caddy with Repousse Animals and Figures (3003)
A charming silver lidded canister from India and dating around 1900. It is perhaps from the Calcutta region and features animals along with villagers and decorative floral motifs. It has a radial sunburst leaf mark to the base and the cap. There are no formal marks, but it tests as sterling grade silver. It has been kept remarkably clean as can be seen in the images defying it's 100+ year age.
The item is of course hand made by an artisan and the repousse work was painstakingly done with basic tools. It is perhaps a little smaller than average for a tea caddy but may well have been intended for this purpose.
Very good for period, a couple of slight indents to the base. Artisan style construction and hand beaten rather than factory perfect/machined.
Height: 8.5 cm ( 3 1/4 inch )
Width: 7.5 cm ( 3 inch)
Weight: 125 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 3003 JU22-5
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