Description

A renowned Indian silver-smith from Bhuj, Kutch in Gujarat, north west India.

The British Museum has a large number of extant works by his hand. See works of Oomersee Mawjee in the British Museum.

Notable for the study of arms and armor are two drawings by his hand of sword hilts and scabbard mounts.

 

Oomersee talwar design

Design for talwar hilt and scabbard mounts by Oomersee Mawjee.
British Museum accession number 2011,3014.109.
Dated 1914.

 

Oomersee talwar design

Design for talwar hilt and scabbard mounts by Oomersee Mawjee.
British Museum accession number 2011,3014.141.
Late 19th / early 20th century.

 

Notes
1. Wynyard R. T. Wilkinson, Indian Silver 1858-1947. Silver from the Indian Sub-Continent and Burma during Ninety Years of British Rule. London, 1999. Also see British Museum.

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With gold koftgari decorated hilt.

€3500,-

From the knife-making center of Bhera in the Punjab, using finely polished serpentine.

€1600,-

Belonging to a group of royal katar made by Khemau under Maharao Ram Singh.

€5500,-

With vintage silver mounted scabbard.

€4800,-

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.

€3800,-

The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.

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