21st Jun, 2023 10:00

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

 
  Lot 85
 

An early 19th century Indian colonial silver curry and milk pan with egg coddler upon a matched burner stand, Calcutta circa 1830 by Hamilton and Co

An early 19th century Indian colonial silver curry and milk pan with egg coddler upon a matched burner stand, Calcutta circa 1830 by Hamilton and Co

The pan of cylindrical form with a rounded base upon a collet foot, a moulded rim, fitted with a side spout with hinged cap. The pull off rising domed lid surmounted by a detachable lotus sepal style finial with an ivory insulator. Fitted with a pair of detachable reeded edge handles with turned horn centre, 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 an ovoid ivory insulator. The late 20th century matched stand of circular form upon three lion paw and fluted legs, fitted with a detachable spirit burner. The lid and the side engraved with a contemporaneous crest of issuing from a naval coronet, a stag's head, attired of the first, holding in his mouth a slip of oak, fructed, and charged on the neck with a cross crosslet fitchee, all below the motto Lente in voto. Marked underneath only with H&Co, an elephant, a cup and cover, Roman capital A.

Height – 23.7 cm / 9.35 inches

Length across handles – 21 cm / 8.25 inches

Weight – 1561 grams / 50.19 ozt

The crest and motto are for Thompson of the Grange, Clackmannanshire and Charleywood, Hertfordshire

The stand commisisoned from C. J. Vander 13/12/1985, reffered to as pattern 37384, directly based upon an original (please see the following lot)

This pan with coddler, is illustrated is illustrated Wilkinson W., Indian Colonial Silver – European Silversmiths in India and their marks (1790-1860), (1973), London: W.R.T. Wilkinson, p. 54. The marks shown differ as those have been transposed with those on page 57, please see the following lot.

Ivory Declaration: FPMA78TR

Estimated at £800 - £1,200

 

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