Description & Technical information

The container of slightly flattened conical shape; the silver tip with finely engraved birds in flight on a stippled ground. The lipped opening with scalloped gilt silver mounts showing a monkey flanked by a parade of animals on a stippled ground with two diamond patterned protrusions on either side of the opening and a central ring around the shaft to which a silver carrying chain is attached. 

Date:  18/19th century
Period:  18th century, 19th century, 1750-1850, 1850-1900
Origin:  India
Medium: silver
Dimensions: 70 x 11 cm (27¹/₂ x 4³/₈ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour