An Indo-Persian Damascene Box
An Indo-Persian Damascene Box

An Indo-Persian Damascene Box

c. 1880 India

Offered by Anthony Outred Ltd

£1,750 gbp
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The rectangular steel box profusely inlaid overall with scrolling foliate designs within similarly patterned borders. The hinged lid lifting to reveal an interior with green velvet lined covered divisions and a lift-out tray with a compartment beneath, the inside of the lid having a hinged panel with a central mirror flanked by reverse-glass flower paintings.

The art of inlaying metal into a contrasting metal ground is known as damascene work, after Damascus where the technique was widely practised.

Measurements: 3 ½” (9cm) High 12 ½” (32cm) Wide 8 ½” (21.5cm) Deep
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