An Anglo Indian card case in a most unusual form, representing a
book. It is in satinwood, framed with incised and lacquered ivory.
See Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society, 1700--1880
Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, ISBN: 0764316885 pages 149-154and figure 279. The pattern on the border is
characteristic of the work done in Vizagapatam, India, for the
English market during the eighteen and nineteen century. The
surround of the "book" is in buffalo horn. The spine is
detailed with silver lines and is slightly rounded to look more like
an authentic book.
Size: 3.6"x2.5". 9.2x6cm.
line losses, small chips on base, slight wear on black pattern on
top near opening.