Large Teak Jewelry Dowry Box with Brass, Late 19th Century, India.
Indian Dowry Box in Lacquered Teak with Decorative Brass. This large Ethnic Indian jewelry box is hand-painted in red with a brass design, showcasing the original beauty of the Kerala Netturpetti.
An exquisite example of Mughal Rajasthani Indian craftsmanship, this late 19th to early 20th-century dowry box is made of teak. It features a patinated red lacquered surface, intricate pen work, and decorative brass elements.
Crafted from hard wood, the box has a pyramid top form and is adorned with heavy brass decorative mounts. The hinged lid, with deep canted borders, is secured by a gilt bronze hasp featuring a pierced catch plate at the front.
The ethnic jewel box, once a symbol of influential Kerala families, originated in the Nettur region of Malabar. It stands as a testament to the patience and skill of the artisans who designed it.
This piece of Great Folk Art is hand-painted on a red lacquered background, making it a wonderful addition to your home decor. Use it to discreetly store your keepsakes or display inherited treasures, adding a touch of history and culture to your space.
Indian Dowry Box Made in India: circa 1880- 1900.
Dimensions: Height: 11 in (27.94 cm)Width: 14 in (35.56 cm)Depth: 11 in (27.94 cm)