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Rare 19th Century Period Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Satinwood & Sandalwood Ivory Inlaid Work Box

Rare 19th Century Period Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Satinwood & Sandalwood Ivory Inlaid Work Box

India

circa 1855

Vizagapatam, a port city situated on the northern stretches of the Coromandel Coast, was visited regularly by Europeans, and the native Kamsali caste allied their ivory cutting and working skills to Occidental furniture forms to provide articles for sale as ‘tourist souvenirs’.

Condition

The box interior is complete.

Literature

James Grant’s ‘Political Survey of the Northern Circars’ published in 1786, discuss the ‘high quality’ of the local work, of inlaid and engraved ivory. Later, Ackermann’s ‘Repository of the Arts’, 1810 issue, discusses…

Dimensions

Height 12.00cm (4.72 inches)

Width 27.00cm (10.63 inches)

Depth 20.00cm (7.87 inches)

Stock No: F896

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