Circa 1900, unusual rectangular horn casket, with a pagoda shaped lid made in sections of horn which have been joined perfectly. There is a central horn finial with a nice geometric pattern. Beneath the lid, there is a small apron which continues down to the main body of the box with the same style of horn. The main interior is made from some form of sycamore, and the flat surface has strips of tortoiseshell and silvered white metal hinges. On the right hand side is a small lifting bracket to keep the lid open. There is a small brass lock and at the front a stylish simple escutcheon. The whole piece stands on four bun feet made of horn, which have been carved to give a wonderful shape almost like a sea urchin. Very rare and good condition.
- 11cm high x 27cm wide x 11cm deep