14th Feb, 2023 10:00

The Stewart Collection of Indian and Burmese Silver

 
Lot 170
 

An early 20th century Anglo – Indian silver three-piece tea service, Bombay circa 1910 by Tarachand Pursram Ramswam

An early 20th century Anglo – Indian silver three-piece tea service, Bombay circa 1910 by Tarachand Pursram Ramswam

Raj period. In Madras Swami pattern. Comprising a teapot, a milk jug and a twin handled sugar bowl. Each of compressed circular form upon a stepped circular foot. The handles formed as elephants’ heads and trunks; the teapot spout similarly formed. The teapot with a hinged gently domed lid surmounted by a cast finial formed as a deity. The bodies with embossed decoration of shaped vignettes of Hindu gods, between stylised rosettes and below a ring punch chevon band. Each engraved underneath T.P.R, T 90S. (3)

Teapot length – 20.5 cm / 8.1 inches

Weight – 727 grams / 23.37 ozt

Tarachand Pursram Ramswam of 63, Meadow Street, Bombay, with branches at Calcutta and Rangoon.

Noted as exhibitors of an extensive display of jewellery at the Delhi Exhibition of 1902-3, where they were described as Jewellers, Diamond Merchants, and Silversmiths:

“Tarachand Pursram Ramswami, 63, Meadow Street, Bombay. --This firm have an extensive display of both old and new jewellery and all forms of Indian artwares that will be found well worthy of study. The firm have branches in Calcutta and Rangoon dealers in art curios well as being jewellers, diamond merchants, and silver-smiths.” Indian Art at Delhi - Being the Official Catalogue of the Delhi Exhibition, 1902-1903 - Sir George Watt Kt., CLE., M,B, CM., etc., - 1903.

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