Turned, painted and partly gilt wood,
165 x 80 (diam) mm
Bearing a label on the base for the India and Ceylon exhibition, Earls Court, 1896, inscribed Indian Exhibition/ Sept 2nd/ 1896
The India and Ceylon exhibition was an important showcase for traditional crafts from South Asia – one of a series of a major exhibitions of Indian culture held in Britain during the later decades of the 19th century. A photograph of the stand of the wood turners ‘Chamroo and Ramdass’ at the exhibition is in the India Office collection at the British Library.