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Antique Anglo Indian (Vizagapatam)  horn box of sarcophagus form Circa 1840. 

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Description: Ref: 743SB http://hygra.com/box/743SB/ 

Anglo-Indian (Vizagapatam) box in wood covered in horn, of sarcophagus form, with a segmented radiating 
top culminating in a turned and carved floral finial. An Indian interpretation of English 
Regency aesthetic. This is a small box which shows absolute mastery of design.
Origin: India (Vizagapatam) ;  Circa: 1840 ; Materials: buffalo horn on wood.

Size: 18.5 cm wide by 13 cm by 11cm:  7.3 inches wide by   5.1inches by   4.3 inches.

Condition: good overall for the type of work. There is a small patch on one of the facings and on 
one of the sides. Tiny nip on one corner. Slight moving away on account of the nature of 
the materials which do not always dry and shrink at the same rates; working lock and key; see images.

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 The box open. The facings are made of horn.

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The top showing the detail of the carved segmented panel. Each part narrows towards the 
centre where it meets the floral finial. 

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 A shrinkage crack in the sandalwood of the base has had a fillet of wood let in.

Underside of box showing the four turned horn feet.

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