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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    AN INDIAN ENGRAVED-IVORY WORK-BOX

    VIZAGAPATAM, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    AN INDIAN ENGRAVED-IVORY WORK-BOX
    VIZAGAPATAM, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    In the form of a cottage with arched roof, the sandalwood compartmented interior with a side drawer and fitted with a few ivory tools
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high; 7 in. (18 cm.) wide


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    This sewing-box pattern, fashioned like a Calcutta house, was popular around 1800 and was executed under the direction of the Dutch and East India Companies at Vizagapatam, Andhra State on the Coromandel coast for retail in Madras and Calcutta (A.K.H. Jaffer, 'The Furniture Trade in early Colonial India', Oriental Art, Vol. XV1, no. 1, Spring 1995, p. 12-13.).

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