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A silver repoussé salver by Oomersi Mawji, India, Bhuj, Kutch, circa 1870-80
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10,00015,000
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171
A silver repoussé salver by Oomersi Mawji, India, Bhuj, Kutch, circa 1870-80
Estimate
10,00015,000
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A silver repoussé salver by Oomersi Mawji, India, Bhuj, Kutch, circa 1870-80
chased and engraved with a floral scrolls, with English crest in centre, underside stamped 'O.M Bhuj', on four small round feet
41cm. diam. 
1374 grams
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Catalogue Note

Oomersi Mawji, court silversmith to the ruler of Kutch, Maharao Shri Mirza Raja Sawai Khengarji Bahadurno, is recognised as India’s premier silversmiths from the late nineteenth century. They were the first Indian silversmiths to stamp their pieces (usually with the letters ‘OM’), and retailed in upscale stores such as Liberty’s in Regent Street, and Proctor and Co., Oxford Street, London. A tea-set is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. no.IS.163-2007). Whether this tray was retailed in London at the time or in India, it was subsequently engraved with the crest of its owner in the United Kingdom as evidenced by the style of carving. 

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