Date Made/Found: 1870-1899
Material and Medium: Silver gilt
Dimensions: Overall: 123 × 87mm (4 13/16 × 3 7/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
This is a silver cup, made in Kashmir, India in the late 1800s.
Many Indian artefacts were purchased at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 with assistance from the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A). The pieces were chosen to illustrate the finest metalworking from beyond Europe. Records show that this is a reproduction, made in India, of an artefact shown at the Exhibition. It was selected by the Museum curators and the reproduction commissioned specially for the Sheffield collection.