Bangalore Krishniah Chetty Silver Tea Set in Indian Animalier Style

GBP 7,500.00

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Bangalore Krishniah Chetty Silver Tea Set in Indian Animalier Style
Indian, early 20th Century
Teapot: Height 16cm, width 28cm, depth 13cm
Milk jug: Height 9cm, width 15cm, depth 9cm

This unusual silver tea set was crafted in India and includes a teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. Each piece features elephant head forms for the handles and spout of the teapot, with the elephants’ trunks curling around to connect to the body of the vessels. They are decorated throughout with detailed hunting scenes with trees and figures, which are crafted using various silverware techniques. Repouss√© and chasing are used to hammer the reverse and front sides to create the hunting design, while there is also engraving detailing to create Indian style patterns. The lid of the teapot is also surmounted with a relief scene of animals and topped with a elephant finial.

Each piece is marked ‘C. K. C. & Sons Bangalore / Silver’

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