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Ceremonial Silver Trowel
length: 29.5cm, weight: 287g
This very fine colonial Indiian silver ceremonial trowel is chased finely with Kutch-style floral motifs. The handle is most striking and unusual. It is decorated with
thick, tightly wound silver wire over its entirety.
The trowel is engraved with the following:
'Presented to A.A. Borradaile, Esq, who kindly laid the foundation stone of the Gujrat S&W Mill, 11 May 1877.'
The trowel is in excellent condition. Used originally for the ceremonial laying of a foundation stone, today it makes an excellent colllector's piece or an elegant
Dehejia, V., Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj, Mapin, 2008.
Provenance: private collection, UK.
Inventory no.: 2927
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