An ivory inlaid wood Traveller's Chest Spain, 16th Century

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Lot 62Y
An ivory inlaid wood Traveller's Chest
Spain, 16th Century

Sold for £ 10,800 (US$ 13,208) inc. premium
An ivory inlaid wood Traveller's Chest
Spain, 16th Century
rectangular, the inlaid ivory and green stained-ivory micro-mosaic components forming repeat stellar motifs and geometric designs, bronze handle and lock plate
43.5 x 29.3 x 14.6 cm.

Footnotes

  • The intricate method of inlaying green-stained ivory and ivory mosaic elements forming stellar and geometric motifs is reminiscent of earlier wood craftsmanship in the 'Al-Andalus' style. For a comparable Nasrid example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see J. D. Dodds, Al-Andalus, New York 1992, no. 53.

    For a Chest with very similar decoration attributed to Barcelona and similar dating 1500-1600, see H. Ecker, Caliphs and Kings, Exhibition Catalogue, Washington DC, 8th May - 17th October 2004, no. 86 and an almost identical traveller's chest sold recently at Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, London, 8th October 2008, lot 105.
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