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An Ebony Jewelry Box**
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An Ebony Jewelry Box**

INDIA, DELHI, CIRCA 1860

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An Ebony Jewelry Box**
India, Delhi, circa 1860
The box carved with arabesques and inset with 20 silver framed paintings on ivory and 24 mother-of-pearl panels carved with flora and fauna; the interior with hinged mirror and removable 7-compartment tray with ivory lids framed in silver
5½ x 14 x 9 1/8 in. (14 x 35.6 x 23.2 cm.)
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Notice Regarding the Sale of Material from Endangered Species. Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country

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The painted ivory miniatures depict various Mughal monuments such as the Qutb Minar, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Taj Mahal, Akbar's tomb, and Humayun's tomb. Compare to a similar boxes in A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001, cat. no. 98, p. 276, and in M. Archer, Company Paintings: Indian Paintings of the British Period, 1992, pp. 225-27.
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