Tag Archives: Calcutta

Silver in the City of Palaces, Grish Chunder Dutt

Along with Hamilton and Co, Grish Chunder Dutt was the premier silversmith operating in Calcutta, the centre of British activity in India which from 1790 was known as ‘The City of Palaces’.  From 1872 to 1947 his workshop produced all … Continue reading

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Oomersi Mawji – a master of his craft

As mentioned in an earlier post, the work of Oomersi Mawji was considered to be the pinnacle of Kutch silver design in the late 19th century.  From card cases and tea sets to punch bowls and salt cellars, the inventiveness … Continue reading

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Abdur Rahman Chughtai, 1897-1975

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential Pakistani artists of the 20th century.  Chughtai’s goal was to establish an indigenous style of art depicting traditional scenes from Islamic history and folklore, one completely … Continue reading

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