A fine and important repoussé silver Claret Jug by Oomersi Mawji
Bhuj, circa 1890
of inverted pear-shaped form on a circular domed foot, with a snake being charmed up a branch forming the handle, the snake-charmer forming the thumb-piece, the waisted neck with hinged lid terminating in a tapering pouring spout, finial in the form of a lion crushing a hare, the body profusely chased and embossed with a hunting scene, quadrupeds in combat and birds amidst a dense background of floral and foliate scrolls, above and below further bands of floral scrolls and acanthus leaves, the base stamped with maker's mark: O.M. BHUJ
34 cm. high; 1403g.