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I have found a round squatty container/urn with a lid that

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I have found a round squatty container/urn with a lid that appears to be ivory and decorated around this lid with what I believe is ivory also. Very intricate base with Asians? Oriental men with spears riding horses and elephants chasing tigers. The round base looks like it was put together in small squares and then painted? on. The men look like they have the Fu Manchu mustaches. 10" diameter and almost 3" tall. No markings that I can find. A very beautiful piece. Can you help me identify this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello, The round lidded box you have is from India. The 'ivory' is generally carved camel bone. The decoration is hand painted with a Royal Mughal Hunt scene. Traditionally this round lidded form is used as an ashtray. Here is a link for you to a visual comparable: On today's market, this can sell for $75 - $150. Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating. ~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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