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Fine Antique Micro Mosaic Indo Persian Moorish Inlaid Trinket Box

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Fine antique large handcrafted vintage marquetry Indo Persian wood inlay micro mosaic with miniature hand painted scene. Fine Antique handcrafted precious box micro mosaic inlaid in geometric design and with a miniature Islamic painting scene of men on horses. This beautiful collectible Moorish box in covered with fine Moorish micro mosaic marquetry and the top is decorated with a miniature painting of a 19th century scene of Royal princes wearing traditional Royal Maharajas clothes and playing polo on horse. The box is very finely inlaid inside and out. These Middle Eastern Persian inlay boxes were used to store pens. Museum quality piece like the ones in Doris Duke Islamic Art Museum. Finely handcrafted khatam wooden box with very delicate micro mosaic marquetry from the ancient Persian technique of inlaying from arrangements of so many delicate pieces of wood, mosaic marquetry. Dimensions. Height: 2.25 in. Width: 8.25 in. Depth: 4 in. Circa 1940s, handcrafted in Asia. Moorish mosaic Marquetry wear consistent with age and use, one tiny piece missing on the inside corner, not visible when the box is closed. Great Islamic Art collector museum quality piece on this miniature painting on boxes. Anglo Indian Moorish style micro mosaic inlaid jewelry box with lid. Intricate inlaid Anglo Indian box with geometric Moorish Sadeli design in an rectangular shape form with micro mosaic marquetry, very fine artwork. Museum collector piece like the one in Doris Duke Islamic Art Museum. The repeating geometric patterns of Sadeli Mosaic are what give it beauty and richness. This decorative technique is a type of micro mosaic featuring repeating geometric patterns. A highly skilled craft, it has had a long history in India and the Middle East with early examples dating back to the 16th century. In the 1800s, it became popular as a decoration on a variety of boxes, card cases, and chess boards imported from India. Since Bombay became a center of making them, they became known as Bombay boxes. The ancient art of Sadeli Mosaic is said to have been introduced from Shiraz in Persia via Sind to Bombay, a long time before Indian boxes appeared. The designs on early boxes look deceptively simple. The fact is they emerged from a culture which had mastered geometry and understood how to generate a pattern from a set number of points. The patterns are so harmoniously combined that their incredible complexity isn’t immediately apparent to the viewer. About Khatam Artwork: Khatam is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, metal and other natural substances precisely-cut geometrical shapes. Moorish Jewelry, Islamic Mosaic, Middle Eastern Mosaic, Micro Mosaic Inlay, Egyptian Jewelry Box, Inlaid Trinket Box, Antique Wood Trinket Box, Islamic Inlaid Boxes, Islamic Marquetry, Miniature Trinket Box, Middle Eastern Jewelry Box, Middle Eastern Mosaic Moorish Box, Asian Trinket Boxes, Islamic Mosaic Box, Islamic Miniature, Middle Eastern Miniature Painting.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)Width: 8.25 in (20.96 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Style:
    Islamic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1920
  • Condition:
    wear consistent with age and use, one tiny piece missing on the inside corner, not visible when the box is closed.
  • Seller Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: PB1241stDibs: LU906837885652
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