A HIGHLY REFINED INDIAN PARTLY-GILT SILVER FILIGREE CASKET, POSSIBLY A RELIQUARY BOX

 

Possibly Goa, late 17th century

On four floral feet, of architectural temple form.

H. 12.5 x W. 14.3 x D. 9 cm

Note:

Since these silver filigree boxes are unmarked it is often difficult to know where they were made; in India (Goa or Karimnagar), Indonesia (Batavia) or Sri Lanka. Those made in China (Canton) usually have a finer thread and may be decorated in enamels as is no. 32 in this catalogue.