Antique 19th C COROMANDEL Ebony Wedgwood Basaltware Greek God APOLLO Sewing Box

$1,200.00
A modest sized box of refined style in Coromandel (an ebony varietal) with reticulated gilded strapping and escutcheon. Upon the center of the lid is a Wedgwood Basaltware Medallion. Basaltware is the black and white variant of Wedgwood's famous blue and white Jasperware ceramic. The medallion depicts a romanticized Greek god with a harp or lyre and is likely intended to represent the god Apollo. 

This was likely originally a sewing box, however the internal divisors have been removed, leaving just the blue lining in the lid. Would also be suitable for use as a jewelry box. 

It measures 8 1/4" wide, 5 1/2" deep and is approximately 4 1/2" high with the lid closed. The center medallion is 1 1/2" in diameter. 

The box is in good condition overall but has signs of age appropriate wear, including small nicks and a crack across the midsection of the ceramic medal. 

Mounted between the hinges is a brass plate reading Trussell Brighton the mark of the retailer by whom this was sold.
 
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