19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood and Bone Casket Box

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood and Bone Casket Box.



19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood and Bone Casket Box

GORGEOUS 19th Century Anglo-Indian sandalwood and bone/faux ivory box from circa 1880.

Made in Vizagapatam, India.

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Nice small and neat proportions.

Beautiful fret work on lid. Hand-painted using 'lac' ink.

Still retains its original purple velvet lining.

Sits on 4 carved lions paw feet.

SUPERB CONDITION !!

HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND QUALITY BOX !

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood and Bone Casket Box.

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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.

The decoration took the form of a border of ivory. The ivory was incised and filled with black lacquer to form intricate floral motifs. In addition to their beauty, the borders also disguised the joints in the ivory and tortoiseshell pieces, which were, because of their nature, of restricted size. Like the earlier boxes, they were edged in decorated ivory, which sealed the end grain and protected it from moisture.

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19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood and Bone Casket Box.

Provenance: Part of our extensive Anglo-Indian Collection.

Dimensions: 4.75" wide, 3.75" deep and 2.75" tall

Condition: Excellent

Price: $790.00. Sale Price Now: $625.00

 

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