Antique Mid-1800s Vizagapatam Faux Tortoise Shell Jewelry Casket, Pocket Watch Holder. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent.We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Fabulous antique mid 19th century Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam jewelry box or casket, circa 1840s. Referred to as Vizagapatam or Sadeli boxes because of their origins, made in British East India for the European market and aren't they gorgeous! The box is made of sandalwood but completely covered in the most beautiful blonde faux tortoise shell with ornate faux iv ry or bone fretwork or frieze work.
It sits on 4 carved faux iv ry or bone lions paw feet. The box is decorated with a floral motif using black lac, an ink derived from secretions of female lac beetles found in the forests of India and Thailand (where we get the term shellac). The central cartouche or medallion on the lid depicts a flower, also in black lac, with foliate garland in the outer rectangular framing. The inside of the box is lined in deep purple velvet and has space for a pocket watch, cufflinks and a mirror mounted in the lid. 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. One small missing chip of the faux iv ry'lace' around the center incised medallion (lid) and slight darkening on the right side lid trim. Also one small section of'strapping' missing from the right side front of the lid. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.