Description & Technical information

262 grams
This silver oval box is intricately engraved with a hinged lid. The deity Ganesha depicted on the top cover amidst scrolling foliage and leaf-shaped border. The inside with two central compartments, to the right and left sides two more hinged compartments, the bottom of the box marked with “O.M. BHUJ”. Oomersi Mawji was appointed Court Silversmith to His Highness The Mahrao of Cutch (see Wilkinson, Indian Silver, London, Wynyard R T Wilkinson, 1999, p. 69). 

Date:  1890
Period:  19th century, 1850-1900
Origin:  India, Kutch
Medium: silver
Signature: The bottom of the box marked with “O.M. BHUJ”.

Dimensions: 10.25 cm (4 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art