19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Bone Ring Box – OUTSTANDING

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Bone Ring Box.

OUTSTANDING early 19th Century example of an Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell & Bone Ring Box of exceptional quality.

From circa 1820.

Made in Vizagapatam, India……the box is made of sandalwood but completely covered in t/shell and faux ivory fretwork or frieze work.

It sits on 4 carved faux ivory or bone lions paw feet.

The box is decorated using black ‘lac’ indelible ink made from crushed lac beetles…..floral motifs.

The inside of the lid retains its original purple velvet lining.

It is a miniature box in SUPERB CONDITION which makes it EXTREMELY RARE !!!

It would have been made for export…..for British Dowagers or Duchesses to hold their rings on their nightstand.

Only someone very wealthy would have owned this !!!

Of the HIGHEST QUALITY !!

If you are NEW to the area of collecting Anglo-Indian boxes, then you need to know one thing starting out, namely, that it is not the size of the box that matters, but the quality and condition and this box is ‘top of the heap’ on ALL counts !!

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Bone Ring Box.

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.

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19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Bone Ring Box.

Provenance: Part of our extensive Anglo-Indian Collection.

Condition: Near Mint. One very minor crack to the sandalwood base but not visible and does not adversely affect the piece.

Dimensions: 3.9′ wide, 2.6″ deep and 2.1″ tall

Price Now: $2,450

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell & Bone Ring Box

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell & Bone Ring Box

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell & Bone Ring Box

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell & Bone Ring Box

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