Porcupine Open Casket
A piece of fine art made of ebony standing on bone feet and hand crafted intricately inlaid with bone. Still with its original brass handle, hinges and lock and key.
We are proud to offer a highly decorative and exquisite high-quality strong quill/porcupine Anglo Indian open casket dating 1870-1900. 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
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.
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