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A fine Vizagapatam rosewood and ivory-inlaid  workbox, South India, circa 1740-50
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A fine Vizagapatam rosewood and ivory-inlaid  workbox, South India, circa 1740-50
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A fine Vizagapatam rosewood and ivory-inlaid  workbox, South India, circa 1740-50
The bold and distinctive character of the flowers and leaves on this workbox suggest a close relationship with north Cormandel Coast textiles manufactured in the first quarter of the eighteenth century. Three of the fitted compartments to the interior of the box are decorated with a turtle adding an extra fun detail to the whole.  
46 by 33.1 by 10.9cm.
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Catalogue Note

The faint remains of an inscription can be seen underneath the lid of this box, the first line of which possibly reads: “Sir Edward Mostyn” – this could be Sir Edward Mostyn, 7th Baronet of Talacre (1785-1841), a stipple engraving of whom is at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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