Indian horn & Ivory box, Vizagapatam, engraved & embossed, c. 1880

$740.00 AUD

Unusual sophisticated Indian box, the domed form covered in horn and embellished with multiple ivory plaques and studs, in imitation of a full-size trunk, some straps engraved with flowers, the center roundel of an elaborate fretwork engraved with an Indian deity holding a snake, the sandlewood interior with four compartments.

circa 1880.

Some losses, restorations, generally good
16x7cm, 5cm high

Vizagapatam is an Indian city in the Bay of Bengal, and was famous for its ebony & Ivory workshops, producing some superb quality boxes & furniture throughout the 19th century.




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