21st Jun, 2023 10:00

Silver & Objects of Vertu, including the Taylor collection of Indian colonial silver

 
  Lot 81
 

A mid-19th century Indian colonial silver cigar or cigarillo case, Calcutta circa 1840 by Pittar and Co (active 1825-48)

A mid-19th century Indian colonial silver cigar or cigarillo case, Calcutta circa 1840 by Pittar and Co (active 1825-48)

Of rectangular form with rounded edges, with engraved decoration of foliage against a striated ground, the edges to the sides with leaves, the top with a circular cartouche in an engine turned surround flanked by thistle. The pull off lid with a vacant erased cartouche to each side. Marked to the front base section with P&Co, lion passant and a capital Roman A.

Length – 11.2 cm / 4.4 inches

Weight – 146 grams / 4.69 ozt

Estimated at £300 - £500

 

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