4 July 2000
A SILVER-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL CASKET
DUTCH EAST INDIAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY
With hinged loop handle and extensive engraved pierced silver mounts; the hinged lid opening to reveal a velvet-lined interior; the lid engraved either side of the lock clasp 'I M'.
The velvet lining later; very minor restorations.
10 x 73/8 x 6 in. (25.4 x 18.8 x 15.2 cm.) high
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