Coromandel fitted casket,  Sri Lanka, circa 1850
Coromandel fitted casket,  Sri Lanka, circa 1850
Coromandel fitted casket,  Sri Lanka, circa 1850
Coromandel fitted casket,  Sri Lanka, circa 1850
Coromandel fitted casket,  Sri Lanka, circa 1850

Coromandel fitted casket, Sri Lanka, circa 1850

c. 1850 Sri Lanka

Offered by Kate Thurlow

£1,500 gbp
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Coromandel wood casket with hinged top, the highly figured wood faded on the exterior by sunlight into lovely shades of grey/brown with warm highlights, the interior of the top inlaid with a central hexagonal medallion of contrasting coloured tropical woods edged with ivory and ebony borders inlaid with silver wire, the centre of the medallion with an ivory circle engraved with an elephant standing atop a lotus base, the four corners of the top with ivory parrots with details highlighted in red and blue inks. The interior with two tiers of small compartments, the upper tier with engraved and coloured ivory lids with silver wire in the borders, the lower tier with contrasting coloured tropical woods.

Sri Lanka, circa 1850
The the rising top is slightly warped and the exterior coromandel slightly sun bleached. The interior is perfect.
Dimensions
Height 16.50 cm (6.50 inches)
Width 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Depth 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Medium
Coromandel, ivory and silver wire
Kate Thurlow

Kate Thurlow
Gallery FortyOne, Studio Unit 45 Safestore Business Centre
Ingate Place
London
SW8 3NS

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