A very rare turn of the century Indian silver CHINESE tea ceremony tray. The tray is modeled after CHINESE EXPORT SILVER designs from. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canton page 128 Wilkinson from. Crafted in the Lucknow region of India.
Raised rectangular form with shaped oval handles. Center with scrolling fish border indicating crafted in Lucknow. Regardless of the rest of the decoration (Wilkinson page 126). The fish symbolic of the Nawabs of Oudh.Center with Chinese garden courtyard scene. Figures at table during tea ceremony, several attendants, woman playing. Stringed instrument, another holding fan. To the side travelers, figures in conversation, young boy with horse. Young maiden in balcony window watching. The handles with two large crayfish, water scene, grasses. Atop stepped cast L shape feet. This turn of the century Indian silver Chinese export silver tea tray.
Is 25 inches by 13 1/4 inches and. It weighs 68 standard ounces. This hallmarked shows silver purity just.Below standard silver purity which is 925., and was used by Indian silversmiths. Around the turn of the century (Wilkinson). The item "Indian Silver Tray c1910 CHINESE EXPORT SILVER SIGNED 68 OZ" is in sale since Thursday, August 23, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots". The seller is "runwithme" and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.