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Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11286
Period: Victorian
Year: Circa 1890
Silversmith: unmarked
Place: India
Price: $ 960.00
Weight: 120 grams
Dimensions: 10.5 cm by 7.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, does not appear to have been used. Snug closure. No scratches or dents at all. Cartouche has not been engraved.

Description: A very fine Indian silver card case, magnificently decorated, clearly made by a master craftsman. One side features the Hindu Goddess Durga astride a lion, with sword in air, she is surrounded by 2 other deities, an antelope, a leopard, a lion mask and 5 birds, one is a peacock, the 2 at the bottom could be phoenix?, all surrounded by scrolls. The reverse side is equally impressive, and features an Indian deity in a temple, surrounded by 6 other deities (some with wings), 2 birds above a blank cartouche for engraved initials, and a variety of fruit and flowers (including berries, strawberry and a thistle). The case is rectangular in shape, the lid pulls off, the fit is very snug, the decoration is seamless through the divide. The sides of the case has 6 symmetrical tube shaped protusions on either side, this is for improved grip, we have noted this feature on other high quality Indian silver card cases. As is usual for Indian silver, there are no hallmarks present. As you can see from the photographs, the quality and craftmanship of this case is outstanding, the case is also a substantial weight at 120 grammes, many similar card cases are below 100 grammes. We believe this case was made circa 1880 or earlier for the British market in India, during the Raj, such a fine case could have been used at a Durbar. As to its origin, we are informed that the design follows North Indian Mughal tradition, possibly Delhi (all feedback welcome).
Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period Card Case

Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
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Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
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Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
Indian silver mughal card case - Lion

Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
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Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
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Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
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Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period Card Case with original note

Antique Indian Mughal Silver Raj Period  Card Case - Durga Hindu Goddess
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