ANTIQUE 19thC INDIAN SOLID SILVER PAIR OF PRESENTATION BELLS c.1890
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: circa 1894
WEIGHT: 14.79 troy ounces (16.23 ounces or 460.00 grams)
ENGRAVINGS: "Presented to The Officers Mess 3rd Bn Gloucestershire Reg.t by Cap.t W. E. P. Burges and The Hon. D. G. Carnegie"
STOCK CODE: A2100
Antique 19th Century pair of Indian Colonial Solid Silver cast presentation Regimental bells, each of particularly large size, the body chased with flowers and leaves and cast handles modelled as twisted snakes.
Each body bearing the memorial inscription: "Presented to The Officers Mess 3rd Bn Gloucestershire Reg.t by Cap.t W. E. P. Burges and The Hon. D. G. Carnegie".
The piece is unmarked, as often the case for Indian Colonial silver, but acid tested shows a 900+ standard. The pair dates between 1892 and 1896 (when Burges became Major), and by the style is typically Indian. The battallion was in India in the 1880's and remained there until 1893 when it spent a year in Aden, before arriving back in Britain in 1894.
In Great Condition - no damage.
Height (each): 18cm
Width (each): 6.7cm
Total Weight: 460g
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