AUD $98.00

Indian, Lidded, Lacquered Wooden Box

An old hand lathe turned wooden lidded box, with a glowing “pomegranate” and dark green lacquer borders.
With incised lines revealing the yellow base coat and buff swirling leafy vine and flower motifs.
This is an old piece, not a copy and therefore displays minor nicks and old chips scattered over it’s surface, but mainly on edges.
At the top a fine old crack lies lost under the handle, no major damage.
It would appear to be the wood drying out, which isn’t surprising.
Handle, hinge and clasp are all roughly hand made brass, with a dark patina, the handle is though quite sensitively made.
New copies of these are usually garish and these older ones are hard to find, especially in good condition.
The hole in the centre is from the lathe, not a missing bit.
Beautiful in a group, lovely by itself, but equally useful for storing small things, ie jewellery.
(see also LB 101.)

Age: Early/ Mid 20th Century.

Size: W 135mm x H 86mm

Weight: 244 grams