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ORR & Co

commenced 1851


Shop, exterior [recto]
Shop, interior [verso]
1864 Description: 2 of 4 images maybe Peter Orr & Sons, founded in Madras in 1851 by Peter Nicholas Orr, a watchmaker from London. One of the largest and most successful silver manufacturers in India, the Orr workshop produced tableware and gold, gilt, and silver "swami" jewelry populated with Indian deities and exotic scenes.
Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photographs Support: cream card

Primary Insc: Recto and verso: photographer's stamp embossed lower left on image "NICHOLAS & Co / MADRAS".
Secondary Insc: Recto: inscribed on support lower right in pencil "X".
Dimensions: image [recto] 23.6 h x 29.5 w cm image [verso] 23.1 h x 29.8 w cm support 30.4 h x 40.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.81.147.2AB