A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century

A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century
A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century A Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games box; Late 16th/early 17th Century
Offered by: Mayflower Antiques

Description

A rare Sri-Lankan Portuguese Rosewood Games Box; late 16th/early 17th century; the whole box is profusely carved with various motifs, including two combative lions facing each on the top of the box, and a double headed eagle on the bottom. The inside of the box reveals a backgammon board in ebony, teak and rosewood marquetry.

The box measures 13.7cms high, 48.3cms wide and 48.1cms deep.

Two similar boxes are illustrated in Pedro Dias, O Contador das Cenas Familiares, Porto, 2002, p 52-53. There is also a box of similar style in the Palace of Sintra, near Lisbon, collection number PNS2963

Height: 13.70cm (5.39 inches)
Width: 48.30cm (19.02 inches)
Depth: 48.10cm (18.94 inches)

Price

£22,500.00

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