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A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket
A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket - Objects of Vertu Style French Regence A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket - A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket - French Regence
Ref : 84822
4 500 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Peru - Mexico
Medium :
Mother of pearl, kingwood, silver
Dimensions :
H. 8.07 inch
Objects of Vertu  - A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket 18th century - A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket
Torkild - Chimara

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A Peruvian or Mexican mother-of-pearl casket

This luxurious mother-of-pearl box is among a small number of surviving Spanish colonial boxes covered in mother-of-pearl inlay divided by thin borders of tortoiseshell or kingwood. These are thought to originate from Mexico or Peru, compare to a large desk and bookcase in the Victoria and Albert Museum and other museums. Some of these works of art are catalogued as "Peru or Philippines", with reference to artists from Manila producing such pieces for export to the vice-royalties.

Comparanda :
- LACMA collection - Los Angeles (US),
- Prado Heudebert collection.

Literature :
- "Las Artes del Nuevo Mundo", L. Marcos, 2011
- "The Arts in Latin America 1942-1820", The Philiadelphia Museum of Art

Torkild - Chimara

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Box & Necessaire French Regence