19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Shell and Faux Ivory Ring Box

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

STUNNING mid-19th Century example of a Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Ring Box of real quality.

From circa 1870.

Made in Vizagapatam, India……the box is made of sandalwood but completely covered in the most beautiful blonde 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 central medallion on the lid depicts a flower in red and green inks.

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 !!

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

Provenance: Part of our extensive Anglo-Indian Collection.

Condition: Near Mint.

Dimensions: 4.6′ wide, 3″ deep and 2.3″ tall

Price Now: $1,650

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam T/Shell & Faux Ivory Ring Box

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam T/Shell & Faux Ivory Ring Box

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam T/Shell & Faux Ivory Ring Box

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