21st Jun, 2023 10:00

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

 
  Lot 83
 

An early 19th century Indian colonial silver curry pan with egg coddler, Calcutta circa 1830 by Twentyman and Co (active 1818-20, then 1824-53)

An early 19th century Indian colonial silver curry pan with egg coddler, Calcutta circa 1830 by Twentyman and Co (active 1818-20, then 1824-53)

Of cylindrical form with a gadrooned rim, the cavetto edge pull-off lid surmounted by a detachable turned horn compressed knop finial. Fitted with a pair of detachable loop ring handle with turned horn centres, also a detachable turned horn baluster side handle, each with sliding rectangular junctions. The interior fitted with a lift-out six division egg coddler, circular form with a disc base with drill pierced holes, raised by a central cylindrical section with a turned horn insulator. The lid and side engraved with a contemporaneous crest of a pelican in her piety. Marked underneath only with T&Co, lion passant and a crossed square tally mark.

Length with side handle – 31.2 cm / 12.25 inches

Diameter of pan – 14 cm / 5.5 inches

Weight – 1053 grams / 33.85 ozt

A pan by the same maker, also with it's coddler, is illustrated Wilkinson W., Indian Colonial Silver – European Silversmiths in India and their marks (1790-1860), (1973), London: W.R.T. Wilkinson, p. 123.

Jeremy Taylor Collection

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