A 19th century Indo-Portuguese lacquered wooden box with patterned floral motif
Late 19th century; probably India
Wood and brass
Approximate size: 4.75 (h) x 7.75 (w) x 4.75 (d) inches
This small box, of late 19th century origin, exemplifies the craftsmanship of Portuguese India, incorporating a sleek design, brass accoutrements and a handsome marquetry inlay pattern, serving not only a utilitarian purpose but also a decorative quality distinct to its time and locale.
Condition commensurate with age. Minor flaws to the exterior.