18C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory and Sandalwood Box -MUSEUM QUALITY

18C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory and Sandalwood Box.

PRESENTING an EXCEPTIONAL, RARE and MUSEUM QUALITY piece consisting of an 18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box.

This one is truly one of the BEST we have ever seen !!!

From the late 18th Century…..circa 1795…..made in Colonial India….Town of Vizagapatam.

Made of sandalwood …..the box is completely encased in faux ivory………. with faux ivory banding, rivets, lions paw feet and GORGEOUSLY decorated using black ‘lac’ ink (made from crushed beetles to make an indelible ink).

Fully intact…..very little damage or repair.

The top 2 central medallions on the lid are of Lord Vishnu and the Goddess Sarawasti.

The fretwork and frieze work is PERFECT.

The bands are hand-painted in floral motifs.

It retains its original key.

This was made for export to the British overlords…..someone VERY WEALTHY would have owned this !!

This BELONGS in a MUSEUM …… IT IS THAT GOOD !!!! EXCEPTIONAL is an understatement !!

Anglo Indian boxes were made in India for the English residents from the early part of the 18th century. They were brought back or sent back to England usually by the people who had commissioned them. From the beginning of the nineteenth century they were imported more commercially, although not in any significant numbers until the middle decades. They were very highly valued, especially the early ones, to the extent that the designs were copied on late 19th and early 20th century tins.

Link: http://hygra.com/anglo.html

18C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory and Sandalwood Box.

Provenance: Bought from a Reputable Dealer in London

Dimensions: 8.4″ wide, 4″ deep and 3.25″ tall

Condition: Museum quality.

SOLD

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

18C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Faux Ivory & Sandalwood Box

 

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