Wood jewelry box. Southern India, 20th Century


Chest-shaped box with bronze fittings and red and black polychrome. Kerala painted wood jewelry box for personal items with brass decorative reinforcements. Pyramid-shaped cover, mounted with hinges, tilting to back. A handle on top for carrying. Flame-shaped keylock and fittings are heavily crafted and typical of Kerala bronze workers.

Southern India (Kerala), 20th Century

Height: 21 cm (8-1/4 in.) - Width: 31 cm (12-1/4 in.) - Depth: 24 cm (9-1/4 in.)

Minor restorations due to use.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2013070183
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  • Material: 
    • Jewellery Wood