late c19th ceylonese porcupine quill ebony and boneinlaid basket

Late C19th Ceylonese porcupine quill , ebony and bone-inlaid basket.



Item Ref

ML 183


Late C19th Ceylonese porcupine quill, ebony and bone-inlaid basket .
Interesting rectangular shaped desk-top basket with hoop swing handle . The ebony frame with inlaid circular 'dot' detail, the base with an intricate inlaid geometric design.
The open-work sloping sides with porcupine quill divisions. The basket raised on compressed turned bun feet .
Wares of this type were produced in Southern Ceylon during the late C19th in areas centred around the trading posts of Matara and Galle , principally for export and tourist sale.
In excellent original condition condition. Minor losses to dot inlay .
H 4"
W 10"
D 8"
Ceylon or Sri Lanka c. 1880
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 183


Height = 10 cm (4")
Width = 25 cm (10")
Depth = 20 cm (8")

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