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Anglo Indian Blond Porcupine Quill Tip, Horn and Sandalwood Box from Vizagapatam


A charming and very unusual mid 19th century Anglo Indian porcupine quill box, Of rectangular outline, the box lid inlaid with a star burst of horn and ivory within a border of quill tips and ivory engraved and filled with black lac. Opening to a sandalwood interior with polished horn edges, silver plated hinges and lock which retains its original key. Unusually with a fall front, the sides of the box with pure blond quill tips framed within engraved ivory borders.  The base of plain sandalwood with a code and price P115 / Rs15. India, Vizagapatam, circa 1850

Height 10.5cm (4.2in)
Width 25.5cm (10in)
Depth 11cm (4.25in)

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An Anglo Indian casket of a similar design with blond porcupine quill tips and ivory banding published p212, Jaffa A. Furniture from British Indian and Ceylon


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