This is a rare early 20th-century (c.1910) Indian Colonial solid silver matchbox cover/case.
Fully hallmarked, stamped 935 (high grade silver), SILVER and a bear mark, attributed to J. Manikrai & Sons, Karachi.
Heavy gauge silver.
Monogram CKG possibly.
Two available (last image), this listing and price is for one. Please select quantity. Combined postage offered.
J Manikrai & Sons '...Presumably this firm is the continuation of the silversmith Manik Rai. Manik Rai was a silversmith who fled the Kutch area following the 'Chhapaniyo Dukal', the great famine that struck the Kutch area in 1899-1900, and then settled in Karachi. He was noted as an exhibitor in the Lahore Exhibition of 1909.' Ref: www.925-1000.com
HALLMARKS: Karachi, SILVER fineness 935, MAKER J Manikrai & Sons
DIMENSION: 5cm x 3.5cm (2" x 1 1/2"). Thickness 1.8cm (1/2"). approx.
CONDITION: Excellent condition without damage.
PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE: We only sell genuine antiques. We always combine multiple purchases to reduce shipping cost. And we provide full refund if you are not happy with the item.
● WE COMBINE SHIPPING ●
● WE POST WORLDWIDE ●
WE COMBINE SHIPPING.
All major credit cards.
Bank or Wire Transfer. (Please message us to obtain account number and SWIFT-BIC).
Money Order/Cheques. (UK only)
Antiques are exempt from Customs tax (no duty charge) in most countries.
INTERNATIONAL: we use airmail. INSURED, TRACKED & SIGNED. (7-10 business days)
UK: we use RoyalMail SIGNED FOR. (3-5 business days).
INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS: 24-36 hours with UPS. (On request, please ask for details)
UK SPECIAL DELIVERY: Next day Guaranteed (On request, please ask for details)
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
BUY FROM US WITH CONFIDENCE. OUR GUARANTEES :
- All our antiques are carefully vetted and we only sell genuine pieces.
- We provide accurate description of the item.
- Secure, fast and competitive low postage. All our international mail via tracked Airmail.
- Full refund given.