A Fine Gold Openwork Spice Box, India, 17th century
- 7cm. width
This beautiful and intricately crafted gold filigree spice or cosmetic box would definitely have embellished any table on which it lay. It is similar in style and shape as an openwork spice box sold in these rooms on 6 April 2011, Stuart Cary Welch Collection, lot 119 and which is typical of early seventeenth century Indian craftsmanship. The openwork decoration in the side panels is particularly refined. The golden peacock finial on the present example gives it a majestic appearance.