Description & Technical information

Teapot 13cm high; sugar bowl 6cm high; milk jug 8cm high
Total weight of the three-piece tea-set 788 grams

A three-piece silver tea set comprising a teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. The tea set decorated throughout with dhaniya (coriander flower) pattern with a standing elephant on top of the teapot lid. A serpent with a curling body and tail as the teapot and milk jug handles. All three-pieces of the tea set with a shell-like palmette border just below the rim. The sugar bowl with the Lucknow maker's mark on the base engraved with a star. See a similar coriander flower pattern teapot from the Collection of Paul Walter Esq., published in Wilkinson, Indian Silver 1858-1947, Wynyard R T Wilkinson, London, 1999, p. 133, ill. 223.

Date:  1880
Period:  19th century, 1850-1900
Origin:  India, Lucknow
Medium: silver
Dimensions: 13 cm (5¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Silver