21st Jun, 2023 10:00

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

  Lot 89

A mid-19th century Indian colonial silver standing cup, Calcutta circa 1868 by Hamilton and Co

A mid-19th century Indian colonial silver standing cup, Calcutta circa 1868 by Hamilton and Co

Of plain goblet form with a rounded bowl and a plain pedestal base with a circular foot. The front with a presentation inscription in a shield shape cartouche, reading “Presented to 1st Batt 14th Regt by Lieut R. Graham Pigott 29th May 1867 and Lieut John Hosack 6th July 1867 on promotion”. Marked underneath with H&Co, Elephant, capital A, and a lotus tally mark, also stamped HAMILTON & CO JEWELLERS CALCUTTA.

Height – 22.7 cm / 8.9 inches

Weight – 478 grams / 15.37 ozt

The 1st Battlion 14th Foot West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), embarked for Madras in June 1807 aboard the East Indiamen Royal George, Wyndham and Wexford arriving in November and being quartered at Fort St George. Between 1868-79 were in India.

Robert Henry Graham Foster Pigott (1808-1880) “to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Charles Wood, who retires. Dated 29th May 1867” (The Edinburgh Gazette, May 31, 1867)

Sixth child and fourth son of Col George Edward Graham (c.1771, Calcutta -1831), Later Col George Edward Graham Foster Pigott, of Abington Hall, Cambridgeshire, who married Mary (d.1858) daughter and heir of John Foster DD and his wife Miss Pigott.

John Hosack (1841-1920) "to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Anderson. Dated 6th July 1867", who previously "Gent., to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Fawcett." Dated 17th November, 1863." Became Captain, 23rd Jan 1878 and Major, 6th Nov 1881.

Second son of Hon. William Hosack (1808-1883) and Jane Lawton Reid (1819-1911) who were married on the 23rd Nov 1836.

Estimated at £500 - £800


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