Date & Origin
Galle, Sri Lanka, c1875. Period of Victoria.
A few bone inserts are missing along with one or two quills. The box is also slightly warped.
Height: 4.5cm Width: 16.3cm Depth: 9cm.
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.
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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