London, South Kensington
19 February 2003
An Anglo-Indian elk horn veneered tea caddy
Vizagapatam, Mid 19th century
Of serpentine form, opening to reveal a divided interior with twin subsidary ivory veneered, engraved and lac-heightened covers, silvered metal lock and hinges
11¾in. (29.9cm.) wide, 6¾in. (17.2cm.) high
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Amin Jaffer, Furniture From British India and Ceylon, V&A Publications 2001.
A comparable workbox is illustrated (see fig.61, page 214), with similar elk horn veneering.
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