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An Indian ivory and rosewood casket Vizagapatam – India, circa 1740 Dimensions (approx.): H. 6,7 in. ; W. 16,5 in. ; D. 12,6 in. This casket presenting a rare size and quality of vegetal decoration – in the Italian manner called ‘Tarsia a incastro’ (ivory flowers are directly inlaid into the solid rosewood, which reserves have been previously carved for each element) this great chest is decorated on all sides and opening by a drawer. The…
Powder box or snuffbox Louis XVI period, circa 1780 D. 8,5 cm (3,35 in) Chocolate color striped on white background, the inside with tortoiseshell. This box showing a miniature with putti playing in a garden.