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An Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam ivory-inlaid ebony casket, circa 1720-30
the ebony body inlaid with entwining ivory floral scrolls set engraved with lac details, silver lock-plate, flowerhead mounts, hinged cover opening to reveal rosewood compartments with three small drawers with ivory mounts, one four carved ivory feline paws
13.8 by 47.8 by 34cm. 
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Catalogue Note

A similar ebony casket with fine floral scrolls with lac details is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv. no.402-1854 (published in A. Jaffer, Furniture from British Indian and Ceylon: A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, 2001, p.181, no.34).

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