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A Ceylonese Porcupine Quill Box

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Sri Lanka, c. 1870

A fine 19th century ebony, porcupine quill and bone decorative box fitted with a tray and nine compartments containing British sea shells, the interior lid with a decorated ebony panel decorated with a elephant above the town name 'MATARA'.

Height 14.00cm (5.51 inches)
Width 31.00cm (12.20 inches)
Depth 22.00cm (8.66 inches)

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Attributed to Michelangelo Maestri (Italian, d. 1812)

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