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.