Anglo-Indian marquetry micro mosaic box. Comprised of a European hardwood lid in shape of a sarcophagus, inlaid with bone, ebony, metal, and stained green accents in geometric shapes. Inside of lid inlaid with bone, metal, and green accents in diamond shape surrounded by rectangular band, lower interior lined with blue velvet. Brass clubbed feet, hardware, and lock. Key not included. 5 3/4" H x 13 1/8" W x 9 1/8" D. 19th century. Provenance: East Tennessee collection, by descent from Edwin V. Hill, M.D., deceased 1969. Dr. Hill was a faculty member of Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools and served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. He collected Asian arts during his military tour in the Far East theatre, including China and Japan, prior to 1964. CONDITION: Inlay missing in several areas on lid, largest 2" area, bottom left. Some damage/losses to left side of top rectangle on lid. Some bands of bone with separation, bottom left and right side of box. 3/4" section of inlay raised on band inside of lid, middle of left side.
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