A fine silver Bowl by Grish Chunder Dutt, Calcutta, 1893
Lot 396
A fine silver Bowl by Grish Chunder Dutt, Calcutta, circa 1893
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 16,059) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine silver Bowl by Grish Chunder Dutt,
Calcutta, circa 1893
of squat form on a ring foot, repousse decoration consisting of a frieze containing rural scenes, including a herdsman watching his cattle, a peasant woman carrying water, another driving an oxcart, two peasants ploughing the fields with ox, figures seated outside a school, all within a scenic landscape with huts in the background, base engraved with an elephant and tree design within a floral garland, stamped with maker's mark 'GRISH CHUNDER DUTT, BHOWANIPORE, CALCUTTA'
29 cm. diam.; 1638 gr.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Presented to His Highness the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on his departure from Calcutta on 27th March 1893 by the Governor of Bengal; Count Frederick Nostitz-Rieneck; purchased by Rudolf Ballaschitz, a Salzburg antiques dealer in 1951 and by the vendor's father in 1957.

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand (murdered in Sarajevo in 1914 and precipating the First World War) spent six weeks in India from January to the end of March 1883. His trip is well-documented in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.
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