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Sri Lankan Carved Ebony Box

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A fine, solid ebony box, of a type used by Sri Lankan ladies to store jewellery and hair ornaments or made for sale to the colonial market.

 

Deeply carved all-over with a pattern of meandering leaves and flowers, (known in the region as 'flowering pineapple pattern), to the inside of the lid is a design of two monkeys and a flag.

 

The box retains the original lock and key. 

 

Sri Lanka circa 1850.

 

11.25 in x 7.75 in x 5.25 in

 

Item Code: 4354

£ 1050

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