• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND STAINED HORN CASKET

    MURSHIDABAD OR BERHAMPUR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND STAINED HORN CASKET
    MURSHIDABAD OR BERHAMPUR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with fretwork and beaded bands engraved with flowerheads, the rectangular hinged top enclosing a fitted interior, on paw feet
    4 in. (10 cm.) high; 8¾ in. (22 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Ivory-inlaid, carved and mounted furniture and trinkets were specialities of the eastern Indian region encompassing Murshidibad, Berhampur and Cossimbazar in the first half of the 19th century. Commenting on her trip to Berhampur in 1836, Isabella Fane noted the 'beautiful things saw there, such as the chess men, boxes, palanquins, puzzles, paper-cutters' (Miss Fane in India, 1989, p. 118, quoted in A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, p. 239).

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.