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.
2 available, please choose quantity.
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.
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