5 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
AN ANGLO-INDIAN ELK HORN VENEERED SEWING CASKET
VIZAGAPATAM, MID-19TH CENTURY
The sandalwood lined interior with engraved ivory compartments and horn banding
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high; 14½ in. (37 cm.) wide; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) deep
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For a similar elk horn veneered sewing casket see Amin Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, fig. 61., p. 214.
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