Vintage Oomersi Mawji Bhuj Lions Feet Silver Salts. These Silver salts feature Oomersi Mawji’s stamp and therefore were made by him. These salts are in very good condition for their age. There is a bit of discoloration in the bottom of one salt. Also the circumference is not in a perfect circle and are slightly oblong. (see pictures) These salts measures 1 1/16 inches tall and have a diameter of 1 3/4 inches. They have a combined weight of 3 oz. Oomersi Mawji was the pre-eminent Indian silversmith of his time. Together with his sons, he established a workshop in Kutch around 1860, where the local. Muslim rulers who had the title Maharao were an important source of patronage. Today, pieces by OM are keenly sought by collectors and museums worldwide. Kutch silvermakers such as Oomersi Mawji developed a unique style of motifs with which they decorated most of the silver items they produced. Islamic-inspired scrolling flowers and foliage is the most frequently encountered motif, but small animal, bird and human motifs also were employed. The inspiration for these intricate motifs combined with fine and complex floral and foliage patterns almost certainly derives form the local tradition of intricate wall painting employed in Kutch palaces and public buildings. Known as Kamaagar art, the style evolved among the Kamaagar community of Muslims who lived in Kamaagar Falia in Bhuj. Please see picture(s) for the condition of the item(s). If you have any questions or need any addition information about any of our items, we will be happy to help out in any way possible. Nutoo-U insures your item at our expense. Any Items that are deemed fragile will be double boxed so as to prevent breakage. If it is denied we will appeal. Having all the above information, will make the appeals process proceed more efficiently. We are always open to offers. At NuToo-U your satisfaction is our chief priority. The item “Vintage 1860-1890 Oomersi Mawji Bhuj Lions Feet Silver Salts” is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt Cellars”. The seller is “nutoo-u” and is located in Benton City, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Ecuador, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Age: 1860-1890
- Type: Salt Cellars
- Pattern: Lion
- Composition: High Percentage of Silver