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Lot 120 - Horn powder box covered in mother of pearl. Northern India.

Estimation : 3 000 € / 4 000 €

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Horn powder box covered in mother of pearl. Northern India.
Horn powder box covered in mother of pearl. Northern India.
 The horn is totally covered with studded plaques of mother of pearl.
It seems clear that the use of mother of pearl for artistic purposes originated in China, arriving to Asia Minor and the Middle East via the Silk Route.
It was in the North and West of India (North of Gujarat), that mother of pearl was most used, employing two techniques: collage on resins or lacquer (imported technique) and studding (Indian technique). It was mostly Ottoman merchants that traded with this type of object. 21 x 17 x 9 cm.Horn powder box covered in mother of pearl. Northern India.
Horn powder box covered in mother of pearl. Northern India.
 The horn is totally covered with studded plaques of mother of pearl.
It seems clear that the use of mother of pearl for artistic purposes originated in China, arriving to Asia Minor and the Middle East via the Silk Route.
It was in the North and West of India (North of Gujarat), that mother of pearl was most used, employing two techniques: collage on resins or lacquer (imported technique) and studding (Indian technique). It was mostly Ottoman merchants that traded with this type of object. 21 x 17 x 9 cm.

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