An Indian 22ct gold embossed cylinder tea caddy. 224g
Lot 301
A repoussé gold tea Caddy India, Kutch, circa 1900(2)
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,707) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A repoussé gold tea Caddy
India, Kutch, circa 1900
of 22ct gold, with domed lid, the surface profusely decorated with large floral sprays, scrolling vines and seated figures of Lakshmi, Krishna and Ganesha within borders of plain bands and repeating leaf motifs, the lid with similar decoration around a central plain roundel
10cm. high; 224g. (without insert)(2)


  • Provenance: formerly in the collection of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892–1988), the English composer, music critic, pianist, and writer.

    Examples of early gold repousse work are a cylindrical covered bowl and huqqa and stand, both in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait and attributed to late 17th-early 17th Century Deccan India (Manuel Keene, Treasury of the World, Thames & Hudson, London, 2001 pp. 44-45).
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