Used to describe furniture and furnishings made in India from the 18th century onwards by Indian cabinetmakers using local timbers and accessories, for the colonial British market and wealthy locals, that was a fusion of the styles and techniques of the two cultures. Teak, camphor wood, padouk, coromandel and ebony were common timbers, and the furniture was sometimes inlaid with ivory or bone, and usually extensively carved with Indian themes including elephants and intricate foliate designs. Similar furniture was made in other colonies such as Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Kashmir.
Sterling Silver Cup, engraved 'Indian Durbar. Calcutta Dec 27 1911. Won by J.A.Johnstone's Champion Jumping Horse 'Bob' - Australian Bred', and also engraved on reverse 'This Cup was Presented By, Queen Mary of England Empress of India, personally tp Mrs J
A Colonial sterling silver trophy, the 'Bill Quinney Cup', the urn form handled cup with interlaced decorative cartouches embellished in the manner of Calcutta silver, raised upon a pedestal foot and an ebonised circular base; inscribed sterling silver to
A silver gilt presentation double handled cup and cover, inscribed 'Calcutta Races of 1935-36' and to the reverse a coat of arms, hallmarked Collingwood and Co., London 1890 over earlier marks, 6250gms, 44 cm high, 52 cm wide. Provenance: Purchased from Ba
An Anglo-Indian silver 4pcs tea set. Late 19th and early 20th century. The set is decorated in the Indian colonial style with cobra snake handles and elephant finial on the teapot. The teapot and sugar bowl both carry Scottish silver marks by 'David Edward
A sterling silver monteith, with retailers stamp Hamilton & Co Ld, Calcutta, Delhi & Simla, with London assay and date marks 1923. The monteith is of an earlier Victorian style and decorated with lion mask and dolphin drop handles. Diameter 33 cm. Height 2
A sterling silver bowl with copper Liner, with retailers stamp Hamilton & Co Ld, Calcutta, Delhi & Simla, with London assay and date marks 1920. The bowl is decorated with bow and drape designs, with open pierced work and with scrolls and goat mask feet le
Anglo-Indian silver Tennis trophy, the sturdy bowl with a heavily embossed pattern of exotic animals in landscape leading to triform supports as oversized tennis racquets United by a wreath and resting on a stepped foot. Marks: unmarked. Weight: 225 grams.
A Victorian sterling silver presentation goblet, the stem with pronounced beaded decoration, the cup with chased decoration, bearing the inscription ‘Warragul & West Gippsland Agricultural Society, March 20th 1885. Presented by Messrs Wm Hamilton & Co to J
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