An extraordinary, old lost wax cast bronze box from India, possibly Orissa.
Constructed as a cage made from many rolled wax wires in an organic swollen mango form, with a hinged lid surmounted by a stylized peacock exotic bird finial.
This is an antique bronze essence perfume burner box.
This high quality bronze was produced using the traditional 'lost wax' process, circa 1920.
Measure: Height 5" x 4" diameter.