A PORCUPINE QUILL BOX
A PORCUPINE QUILL BOX
A PORCUPINE QUILL BOX

A PORCUPINE QUILL BOX

c. 1860 Sri Lanka

Offered by Tarquin Bilgen

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A fine and very rare porcupine quill box, with bands of profusely inlaid bands of ebony with fine blond porcupine quills. The cushion molded lid opening to reveal a very fine interior of a lion holding a flag inscribed Galle, standing above the word Ceylon. This is the first box I have seen with the town and country mentioned, let alone a standing lion instead of the more usual elephant. The shear number of ivory dots on the exterior is testament to the quality of this fine box.
Dimensions
Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Width 29.50 cm (11.61 inches)
Depth 21.50 cm (8.46 inches)
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