This is a rare Indian colonial, early 20th-century sterling silver large mustard pot.
Lovely fluted body. A chunky sturdy handle with reeded borders.
Fully hallmarked on the base, with H&C colonial marks of elephant, date letter D, Sterling Silver.
Original blue glass liner.
Original matched sterling silver spoon, with matching hallmarks.
It is free from inscriptions or monograms. No previous erasures.
A high quality, robust piece, unusually large size, really well made with thick gauge silver, the silver weight of the pot excluding glass is 160g.
Hamilton & Co. - Robert Hamilton started the business in Calcutta in 1808 trading under the British East Indian Company. It was the first western silversmithing established in India. The business later opened branches in Bombay, Delhi and Simla. The Calcutta shop remained in the same location in Court House street until it finally closed in 1973.
HALLMARKS: Calcutta, SILVER fineness 925, MAKER Hamilton & Co.
DIMENSION: 8cm x 5.5cm (3 1/8" x 2 1/4") excluding handle. Height to finial 9cm (3 1/2"). approx.
SILVER WEIGHT: 160g excluding spoon and glass. (288g all in)
CONDITION: Excellent condition without damage. No splits, no dents and no solder repairs.
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