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Turtleshell Mounted Box
With a brass lock and key
Early 19th century
Size : 23 cm high, 51 cm long, 41 cm wide – 9 ins high, 20 ins long, 16 ins wide
Sir Thomas Herbert visited Gujarat in the 1620's and described how Indian merchants 'all along the sea side pitch booths or tents and straw houses in great numbers, where they sell calicoes, chena setten, purcellan ware, scutores or cabinets of mother of pearle, of ebony, of ivory, agats, turquoises, heliotropes, cornelians'. ( 'Some Yeares Travels into Africa and Asia the Great' London 1638 pg 37 ).
|Height||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|
|Width||41.00 cm||(16.14 inches)|
|Depth||51.00 cm||(20.08 inches)|