An Early 19th Century Vizagapatam Bone Box.

REF: 5974

An Early 19th Century Vizagapatam Bone Box.

REF: 5974

A good early 19th century Vizagapatam engraved bone box on a sandalwood carcass.

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  • Height 8.89 cm / 3 12"
  • Width 24.13 cm / 9 12"
  • Depth 17.78 cm / 7 332"
  • Period 1800-1849
  • Year c. 1810
  • Country India
  • Provenance This box belongs to a group of furniture and related objects produced in Vizagapatam, situated on the south east coast of India, near Madras. The town operated as a principle trading port from the 17th century due to its position on the major trading routes between Europe and the Far East. Vizagapatam was ideally located as a manufacturing centre with its harbour facilitating the transport of indigenous exotic timbers and materials including teak, sandalwood and ebony. In addition to the production of furniture, Vizagapatam was a hub for the manufacture of dyed cottons attracting European traders from the 17th century onwards
  • Exhibitions The Clive Collection at Powis Castle, Welshpool and the V and A Museum Cromwell Road London.