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John J. Gredler Works of Art

Anglo-Indian Carved Sandalwood and Bone Sadeli Inlaid Box

$2,350.00

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5.5" h x 12.75" w x 9.25" d
The lid with a centrally carved elephant surrounded by birds and foliage, framed by inlaid bone, ebony and mother of pearl. The other panels of the top and sides with other animals and birds. The sarcophagus shape resting on four silver paw feet, the interior lined with velvet. The repeating geometric patterns of Sadeli Mosaic are what give it beauty and richness. This decorative technique is a type of micro mosaic featuring repeating geometric patterns. A highly skilled craft, it has had a long history in India and the Middle East with early examples dating back to the 16th century. In the 1800's, it became popular as a decoration on a variety of boxes, card cases, and chess boards imported from India. Since Bombay became a center of making them, they became known as Bombay boxes.  Circa 1850.

John J. Gredler Works of Art

Anglo-Indian Carved Sandalwood and Bone Sadeli Inlaid Box

$2,350.00 ,

CURRENTLY ON HOLD

5.5" h x 12.75" w x 9.25" d

The lid with a centrally carved elephant surrounded by birds and foliage, framed by inlaid bone, ebony and mother of pearl. The other panels of the top and sides with other animals and birds. The sarcophagus shape resting on four silver paw feet, the interior lined with velvet. The repeating geometric patterns of Sadeli Mosaic are what give it beauty and richness. This decorative technique is a type of micro mosaic featuring repeating geometric patterns. A highly skilled craft, it has had a long history in India and the Middle East with early examples dating back to the 16th century. In the 1800's, it became popular as a decoration on a variety of boxes, card cases, and chess boards imported from India. Since Bombay became a center of making them, they became known as Bombay boxes.  Circa 1850.

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