Lot 27

A rare Indian parcel gilt silver veena spice box, probably early 20th century

Description:

A rare Indian parcel gilt silver veena spice box, probably early 20th century. Modeled in the form of an Indian Veena instrument with a gilt sarrakoi (resonator) and yali in the form of a dragons head flanked by five reconstituted amber birdai (pegs). The fingerboard is integrated as a hinged cover opening to reveal four compartmented trays and the large bulbous kudam section opening with a hinged cover to reveal a tray with three sections and a further storage compartment beneath. 22 in (56 cm) length. Weight: 1158 grams.

Auction Date: July 2018

Estimate:

£1500 - £2500

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