An Anglo–Indian répoussé silver salt

An Anglo–Indian répoussé silver salt

Code: 10548


H: 3.5cm (1.4")W: 4.2cm (1.7")D: 4.2cm (1.7")


A Late 19th century Anglo–Indian
Répoussé silver salt 
Probably Kashmir, India,
Circa 1900 
4.2 cm square x 3.5 cm high (approx.) Weight – 40 grams

Raj period,  bulbous form with a square rim on a counter set square base. The whole chased decoration in Rosette Pattern.

A Liberty of London catalogue from the 1890’s advertises Kashmir silver salts (erroneously described Cutch work) as ‘Yuletide gifts’. (Wilkinson P.110) A Kashmir bowl of similar form is illustrated on Wilkinson P. 112

For further reading on Kashmir silver and Rosette pattern see Wilkinson, W., (1999)., Indian Silver 1858-1947: Decorative Silver from the Indian Sub-Continent and Burma Made by Local Craftsmen in Western Forms. London, Wynyard R T Wilkinson, P. 103-108.