Offered by: Rockwell Antiques Dallas
1500 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 , United States Call Seller 972.685.0808

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19th Century Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Shell and Colored Bone Trinket Box

$ 1,250
  • Description
    Beautiful 19th century Anglo-Indian trinket box from circa 1880.
    The box is constructed of sandalwood but completely covered in the most gorgeous speckled faux blonde tortoiseshell and bone/faux ivory carved frieze panels and edging and banding.

    Made in Vizagapatam, India……famous for its high quality furniture and boxes in the time of the Raj!

    The dome shaped lid depicts a Swan as its central motif……with hand painted foliage, etc.

    They used lac ink for the decoration…..an indelible ink made from crushed beetles……this one also has some red and green coloring in the paintwork.

    The box sits on 4 carved bone lions paw feet.

    This box is in super condition......highly collectible!!
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Sandalwood, Shell & Bone
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition overall. One or two broken bone edge bands.
    Creation Date: 1880
    Styles / Movements: Colonial, Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Animal/Insects, Handmade, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 418432
  • Dimensions
    W. 6.75 in; H. 3.25 in; D. 5.25 in;
    W. 17.15 cm; H. 8.26 cm; D. 13.34 cm;
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