ivory with silver hinges, on four short legs, decorated with beautiful Mughal floral motifs, the interior compartmentalized.
Height: 6.5 cm; 24 x 7 cm; weight: 435
gAnother example, preserved in the National Museum in New Delhi, India, is published in Jouquot C. et al, Les Ivoires, Paris, 1977, p.156.
Another pen box, of similar construction and dating from the 18th century, is in the Asian Civilisation Museum in Singapore (1997-02616). For an almost identical example sold at auction, see Sotheby's, London, 25 April 2012, lot 581.
A fine carved ivory penbox, Mughal India, 18th century