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Antique Asian / Oriental White Metal Jar / Vase 19th Century Hand Decorated

Antique Asian / Oriental White Metal Jar / Vase 19th Century Hand Decorated

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Antique Asian / Oriental White Metal Jar / Vase 19th Century Hand Decorated

Excellent Antique Condition ( Study Photos )

Heavy Jar

Rare Item

Height 15.CM

Width 18.CM

Very well decorated great attention to detail

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A late 19th century Indian Kutch White Metal jar . It has repousse and chased detail of fine floral and foliate forms. It is of course hand made and you can see evidence of the hand beating to the base for example. Its body is decorated with elegant gadroons which alternate between being plain but ridged, and chased with floral and leafy scrolls.

Silverware Produced in India

The definition of “Indian silver” usually refers to the silverware produced in India during the Colonial period. The first foothold of the British East India Company in India dates back to 1615. From the 17th Century onwards, rare and stunning silver pieces were made both in the Portuguese and British colonies but the sudden growth in demand for silver produced in India mainly dates to the second half of the 19th Century and mostly concerns British colonies.

This period became very lucrative for local and British silversmiths. They set up workshops and shops in the major cities of the colony and some of them remained in business long after India achieved its independence from the British Raj in 1947. The greatest peculiarities of Indian silver are quality and variety: each region had its own distinctive style, themes and forms. The technique used by Indian silversmiths is mainly the répoussé, consisting in finely chasing the chosen pattern from the underneath, creating extraordinarily decorative designs in relief emerging from a finely tooled ground. The silver objects produced during this period are usually inspired by the contemporary Victorian silverware, sometimes imitating the English designs or, more often, interpreted in the characteristic local style. The most common items are salvers, trays, jugs, ewers, cups, beakers, boxes, vases, tea caddies, goblets, scroll holders and, more than anything, tea ware and bowls. 

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