Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam carved sandalwood box with micro-mosaic inlays and edged in ivory.
Very finely carved raised panels depicting woodland scenery. Sadeli inlays of ebony, pewter and ivory. Solid sandalwood interior. Baize lining. Working lock/key. A very attractive item indeed.
Condition: Very good commensurate with age.
Dimensions: 29cm x 11cm x 6cm
Provenance: Ex. Private collection, Hampshire, UK.
From the early 18th century Vizagapatam in India was a leading centre for wood and ivory work, where craftsmen produced fancy furniture and novelty wares specifically for western consumers.
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