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A Mughal Ivory Pen-box - 18th Century



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The body of elongated rectangular form.

Both box and cover profusely blind carved in low relief with floral motifs between roundels containing stylised flower heads.

The cover with meandering floral edging.

Attached copper gilt mounts.

Removable tray inside.


Northern India - possibly Murshidabad.

18th Century



A beautiful, rare and old object with much charm.

Highly desirable.

One corner & part of one edge missing from lid,
a couple of cracks,
losses to interior.

Measures L. 9 3/8" ( 23.9 cm )
X
W. 2 3/4" ( 7.0 cm )
X
H. 2 1/8" ( 5.4 cm)




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