An early 19th century Vizagapatam ivory sewing box
Lot 13Y
An early 19th century Vizagapatam ivory sewing box
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
25 Jul 2013 11:00 BST

Auction 21127
An early 19th century Vizagapatam ivory sewing box An early 19th century Vizagapatam ivory sewing box An early 19th century Vizagapatam ivory sewing box
Lot Details
An early 19th century Vizagapatam ivory sewing box
The cavetto moulded hinged lid edged with horn, enclosing various lidded compartments, the tapering sides with ring-tamed lion handles and a drawer to the front, on ball and claw feet, containing fitted ivory tools comprising two thread barrels, a tape measure and a thimble; together with a further group of sewing accessories, including a small alphabet sampler trimmed with blue ribbon, a pressed paper needlecase inscribed 'A token of love', a 'Brevete S.G.D.G.' bone needlecase incorporating a needle threader, two mother-of-pearl Chinese thread winders, a vegetable ivory egg and a needlecase, an ivory tambour hook, a folding ivory ruler and other items,
box 30.5cm wide x 20cm high. (qty)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Originally owned by Anna Long (died 1840), who was married to George Peter Tyler, who worked in the Madras Civil Service and thence by decent. Found with a note inscribed 'Anna Long 1810'.
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