19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Faux Ivory Ring Box – QUALITY

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Faux Ivory Ring Box.

STUNNING early 19th Century example of a Vizagapatam box.

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Faux Ivory Ring Box.

From circa 1820 – 40.

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.

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, the first thing you need to know, is that size does not matter ! It is the condition, rarity and quality that matters and this box is ‘top of the heap’ on all categories.

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Faux Ivory 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.

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

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Miniature Shell and Faux Ivory Ring Box.

Provenance: Part of our extensive Anglo-Indian Collection.

Condition: Near Mint. Crack to sandalwood base but not visible and does not adversely affect the piece.

Dimensions: 3.6′ wide, 2.75″ deep and 2″ tall

Price Now: $2,300

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