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Anglo Indian Quill/Porcupine Open Casket



We are proud to offer a highly decorative and exquisite high-quality strong quill/porcupine Anglo-Indian open casket dating 1870-1900. A piece of Fine art made of ebony standing on bone feet and handcrafted intricately inlaid with bone. Still with its original brass handle, hinges and lock and key. Inlaid with a highly decorative elephant motif and name MATARA across its inside lid which is the capital of Ceylon. Recently uncovered in a country house auction sale in England, untouched in form and very well constructed as piece of Fine art. Dimensions in inches: H 5 x W 10.5 x D 7 Origin: Sri Lanka Period: 1870-1900 Condition: Structurally secure, a few bone details are misses across the decorative pattern as shown in the close-up photos provided. Natural patination across the Quill/Porcupine sections due to its age. This item is over 100 years old and this is reflected in their look as shown in the photos provided.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
    Sri Lanka
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304217529201

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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