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Antique Indian Silver Jewelry Casket and Hand Mirror, Circa 1890

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A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Indian silver dressing table set; part of our silverware collection. This magnificent antique Indian silver dressing table set consists of a hand mirror and a jewelry box. The jewelry box has a plain rectangular form and is supported by impressive cast silver feet realistically modelled in the form of elephants. The antique hand mirror has an oval form to a rounded handle. Each side of the hand mirror handle, in addition to the reverse of the mirror and surface of the box are embellished with panels of embossed and chased decorated scenes depicting a rural setting with iconic wild, indigenous animals. The decoration to the posterior surface of the mirror incorporates an oval shaped cartouche bearing the contemporary engraved initials 'RW'. The border of each segment to the box and the rounded sides of the mirror are plain and unembellished. The exceptional jewelry box is fitted with a bevelled hinged cover, ornamented with further panels of embossed and chased decorated elephants amongst trees and foliage. The cover is surmounted with an exceptional cast silver finial modelled in the form of an elephant; the piece is further ornamented with two smaller elephant models approaching the finial. The anterior edge of the box cover features a plain rounded thumbpiece. The body of this exceptional jewelry box retains the original velvet lined interior, comprised of a compartmentalised well beneath a segmented lift out draw. The box is fitted with the original hallmarked lock; this lock is not functional. The underside of the box retains the original wood lining. The mirror retains the original bevelled glass bordered with an impressive applied rope twist decorated border. Condition This antique silver jewelry box and mirror are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The embossed and chased decoration is sharp in keeping with age. The hallmarks struck to the underside of the box and surface of the lock are very clear. Dimensions Jewelry box Length 24.9 cm / 9.8" Width 14.9 cm / 5.9" Height 14.1 cm / 5.6" Hand mirror Length 28.5 cm / 11.2" Width 12.1 cm / 4.8" Height 1.3 cm / 0.5" Maker: Dass and dutt Date: circa 1890 Origin: Bhowanipur Calcutta, India. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique silver jewelry box and mirror.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 5.6 in (14.23 cm)Width: 5.9 in (14.99 cm)Depth: 9.8 in (24.9 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
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  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1890
  • Condition:
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location:
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: C24611stDibs: LU1200216860152
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