An Anglo-Indian ivory and rosewood lidded box, Vizagapatam, late 18th century
with typical inlay
6.5cm. high, 24cm. wide, 16cm. deep; 2½in., 9½in., 6¼in.
Possibly Henry Vansittart (1732–1770) when Governor of Bengal from 1759 to 1764 or his brother;
George Vansittart (1745-1825) when in Bengal from 1761 to 1776;
thence by descent
Inventory of the Property of Oswald A. Smith at 73 Eaton Square, 1890, possibly 'Miss Mary's Room / inlaid ivory box';
Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, possibly 'Drawing Room / inlaid ivory box'