Small and elaborate Hand-Made Antique South Asian Box
Probably Eastern India; ca. 1900
Wood, white metal and brass
Approximate size: 4.8 x 4.4 x 3.4 in.
This early 20th century trinket box is rich in distinctive decorative motifs and may subtly feature Dutch influences of the previous century. The openwork white metal appliques add remarkable character to this small and primitive work. The hinges and clasp are probably a later addition.
Condition commensurate with age.