19th Century Ebony Porcupine Quill Box

£45.00 $58.90 Product Code: 2018112732

Date & Origin 

Galle, Sri Lanka, c1875. Period of Victoria.

Condition

A few bone inserts are missing along with one or two quills. The box is also slightly warped.

Dimensions 

Height: 4.5cm Width: 16.3cm Depth: 9cm.

Weight

227 grams

Technical Description 

A 19th century ebony quill box. The box has a sliding top which works beautifully. The ebony borders are inlaid with bone circlets, between the borders are porcupine quills.

Historical Relevance 

Quill boxes were made in the second half of the 19th century in India and Sri Lanka. Rumor has it that Queen Victoria was gifted a box in the early years of their production.

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