A silver filigree casket, in the form of a temple, 19th Century.

The casket sits on a hexagonal base and is surrounded by six columns, with a detachable dome, 27.8cm.

It probably originated from India, where craftsmen today still create intricate filigree work in exactly the same way, and to the same designs, that have been used since antiquity.

It is thought that some of their designs are derived from those introduced by the early Greeks when they settled in India.


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