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December 19, 2013

A good example of a carved ivory set from Vizagapatam, East India. Vizagapatam was known for its exquisitely carved work (often in elephant ivory and sandalwood), and made for export to Europe and especially the British Isles. This trade was at its height in the first quarter of the nineteenth century.