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Porcupine Quill Work Box

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A fine, early sewing box decorated with pale porcupine quills on a sandalwood structure edged with engraved and lac-filled ivory bands. The lid is lifted by a knob of carved buffalo horn in the form of a pomegranate, the swing handle, also from buffalo, is reeeded. 

 

Ceylon, Galle Region, circa 1830.

 

7 in x 9.25 in x h:5.5 in exc. the swing handle.

 

Item Code: 3951

£ 1450

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