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An Anglo-Indian ivory and sandalwood sadeli-ware games box, Western India, possibly Bombay, mid-19th century

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An Anglo-Indian ivory and sandalwood sadeli-ware games box, Western India, possibly Bombay, mid-19th century

An Anglo-Indian ivory and sandalwood sadeli-ware games box, Western India, possibly Bombay, mid-19th century

the top of the lid with a chequer, solitaire and cribbage board, the interior with a backgammon board and a removeable lid, with miniature ivory red and white chess set, two dice and two shakers, six pegs, twenty-six solitaire pieces, thirty-one small counters for backgammon, forty-one larger counters and twenty-two polychrome cards


30 by 13.2 by 7.4cm.

In good condition, minor cracks to the wood and ivory, minor sections of the sadeli-ware and inlay missing, the chess set complete; six pieces of the solitaire pieces missing, three small counters of later date, six larger counters later added and made of bone (one with a hole and one with some later pencil drawing), probably missing two green rectangular card part of the twenty two piece group, one hole in the purple card. The chess pieces and the solitaire ones in two later wooden boxes, the key missing, as viewed.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

This lot contains ivory. Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory, EU regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory from outside the EU and a registration system will be in force in the UK from 6 June 2022. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with CITIES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby’s assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Please note that CITIES licences are required for the export of any restricted species from the UK, including EU countries. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
For more information about the sadeli technique see the catalogue note to lot 112.