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The Shore Temple is the earliest structural stone temple in southern India.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eProvenance: UK\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWeight: 979 grams, Length of teapot: 22cms, Width of teapot: 8cms\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eItem: #140\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Antique Indian Silver Tea Set, Madras (chennai), India – Circa 1880

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This Madras silver tea service consists of three pieces of oval form and is chased with ‘swami’ style religious motifs associated with Madras Silver.  The scene depicts a temple procession with men carrying banners and idols. The teapot has an S-shaped handle in the form of a human, with an elephant trunk spout and an elephant finial.

‘Swami’ or Madras (Chennai) style silver was inspired by and pays homage to the magnificent stone built Dravidian temples found in southern India. These temples consisted of gopuras or stepped pyramid shaped structures with layers of carvings of deities, kings and dancers. ‘Swami’ silver also focuses on deities and religious scenes, with depictions standing in relief.

A wall carving of two figures from the Shore Temple, located in Mahabalipuram and dating back to the 8th century, has similarities with the depictions on the tea set. The Shore Temple is the earliest structural stone temple in southern India.

 

Provenance: UK

Weight: 979 grams, Length of teapot: 22cms, Width of teapot: 8cms

Item: #140

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