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A SILVER SPICE BOX (PANDAN)
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A SILVER SPICE BOX (PANDAN)

MALWA, INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A SILVER SPICE BOX (PANDAN)
MALWA, INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Of flower-shaped form divided into heart-shaped compartments, each with hinged opening and peacock finial, the central screw with a flaring cup with lid, on seven flaring feet, the base with inscriptions and old label
4¾in. (12cm.) diam.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

The peacock, as the vehicle of the eldest son of Shiva, Kartikeya, was a highly popular motif amongst the Ksatrya cast and particularly amongst Rajputs. A similar box in the Victoria and Albert Museum is published in Silver Mughal Magnificence, exhibition catalogue, Charleroi, 1987, cat.238, p. 159 (inv.02672(IS).

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