Category Archives: Anglo-Indian/Ceylonese

18C Indo Persian Vanity Box – Highly Important Piece

18C Indo Persian Vanity Box. EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT Indo-Persian Vanity Box from circa 1780. In the Indo-Persian style of mosaic. Green semi precious stone, bone and pewter in star shaped geometric designs. Box opens up to reveal a travel mirror and pull out drawer for toiletries underneath. The interior is lined with the…

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19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna

19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Gorgeous little Indo-Persian Mosaic Trinket Box from circa 1870. 19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Mosaic inlay with gold, semi precious stone, pewter, etc. The box has a very Persian feel and influence to it. The geometric mosaic is similar to Bombay Sadeli mosaic work…..but ever…

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19C Anglo Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case

19C Anglo Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case. Lovely 19th Century Anglo-Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case. Circa 1880…..made in Bombay…..renowned for this type of mosaic known as sadeli. The ancient art of Sadeli Mosaic is said to have been introduced from Shiraz in Persia via Sind to Bombay, a long time before the Anglo Indian…

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19C Anglo Indian Ebony Calling Card Case

19C Anglo Indian Ebony Calling Card Case. Pretty 19th Century Anglo-Indian hand-carved wooden calling card case……circa 1880. Floral and bird carving……complete with 3 original calling cards still inside the case……Mr. William Varley of Huddersfield, UK. Dark wood….possibly ebony. Interior covered in dark blue velvet. VICTORIAN CALLING CARD ETHIQUETTE: It is generally understood that women leave their husband’s…

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19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns

19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns. Nice pair of Anglo-Indian…..hand-carved spice/tobacco jars. 19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns. 19th Century…….circa 1890…….floral carvings in rosewood. HISTORY OF SPICES: The spice trade developed throughout South Asia and Middle East in around 2000 BCE with cinnamon and pepper, and in East Asia…

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19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Solid Silver Mounts

19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Solid Silver Mounts. Really nice and unusual 19th Century Anglo-Indian Spice or Tea Caddy…….from circa 1890. Made of solid rosewood with solid silver mounts on base and lid. The lid has 3 silver studs and a central silver large clasp which connect to a wooden finial underneath. The lid…

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19C Anglo Indian Solid Silver Perfume Bottle

19C Anglo Indian Solid Silver Perfume Bottle. Lovely 19th Century Anglo-Indian solid silver perfume bottle case with profuse repousse work and green glass perfume bottle inside. Not hallmarked because it was made in Colonial India……but solid silver and beautifully made. Lid removes to reveal a green glass perfume bottle. Both the Base and the lid…

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Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases

Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases. Pretty Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases. Hand-enameled in India circa 1900……….chased brass with red and green engraved and enameled floral design. Ribbed Vase rims……extending to a long neck ……………. bulbous mid-section…………tapering down to circular base. BRITISH RAJ: The British Raj (/rɑːdʒ/; from…

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19C Anglo Indian Campaign Stationery Writing Box – Part of Set

19C Anglo Indian Campaign Stationery Writing Box. Gorgeous and rare 19C Anglo-Indian campaign stationery writing Box. GORGEOUS bone inlay in floral motif’s on rosewood. This Box, in of itself, is not extremely rare, but it is of the HIGHEST QUALITY for a box of its type. But, put this box with the Campaign Table…..then that is EXTREMELY…

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19C Anglo Indian Campaign Table – Part of Set

19C Anglo Indian Campaign Table. Gorgeous and rare 19C Anglo Indian campaign table. The Table top comes off and base folds/collapses for easy transport by mule/horse during military campaign. Circa 1880……made in Hoshiarpur, India for British Army Officer. GORGEOUS bone inlay in floral motif’s on rosewood. This Desk, in of itself, is extremely rare, and it is…

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