Description & Technical information

Indo-Portuguese, 226,0 g. Small rectangular trunk shaped casket of scroll and openwork design, that can confidently be attributed to a 17th century Goan master craftsman production. The dense decorative scheme covers the entirety of the case, consisting of juxtaposed rectangular plaques, each filled by a four-petalled flower, and outlined by double thread, curved zigzagging bands. The handles are designed as two large inverted and juxtaposed commas, in the Mughal taste, suspended from a hollowed ring. The casket stands on four rounded feet, each formed by superimposed rounded corollae

Date:  17th century
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  India, Goa
Medium: silver
Dimensions: 11.94 x 10.41 x 7.11 cm (4⁷/₁₀ x 4¹/₁₀ x 2⁴/₅ inches)
Provenance: Private Collection
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Silver