An exotic wooden box of rectangular shape, covered with nacre studded and glued, reproducing poison scales on all four sides and a geometric decoration.
The lid is also plated with the same material, decorated with three rosettes mother-of-pearl, set in a red-orange resin.
The interior is covered with an orange lacquer, decorated with a sinister decoration.
The two parts are held by engraved silver hinges, on the front appears the same hinge has morillon, all three are fixed by nails with round head in silver.
The whole resting on a chamfered base has four feet.
India, Gujarat, Indo-Portuguese work of the late seventeenth century early eighteenth.
High: 10.5 cm; Long: 32cm; Prof: 11.5cm
NB: Very good condition, hinges in silver later, coming from a Sicilian family, similarity of the floral decoration and the red color with a Turkish ceramic pencil case Iznik, Louvre museum, inv.4048.
Bibliography: Mobiliario Indo-Português, Pedro Dias, ediçao Imaginalis.
1 000 €