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Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 535
 

λ A SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY SCRIBE'S PEN BOX
India, ca. 1870 - 1890

λ A SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY SCRIBE'S PEN BOX
India, ca. 1870 - 1890

Made of plain ivory plaques set in a rectangular casket-like format, enhanced with silver mounts on the corners, sides and lid, with two silver chainlets on each short side, the interior divided into two compartments for the scribe's tools (pen and ink), 6cm x 27cm x 6.2cm.

For a similar, though more ornate, ivory pen box with the crest of HRH the Prince of Wales commissioned on the occasion of Albert Edward's visit to India in 1875, please see Sotheby's London, 27 October 2020, lot 501.

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Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000


 

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