SB536: A sandalwood basket veneered
in horn and ivory. Although such baskets were a popular Vizagapatam design, this
one is very unusual in that it combines both solid ivory panels incised and lac
filled in traditional plant motifs and fretted ivory work. Furthermore, the
central cartouches are engraved with representations of Indian deities and not
floral designs which was the normal decoration on such baskets. It stands on
lion paw feet. The handle is decorated with scrolling flowers in characteristic
fashion. Circa 1870.
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