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Ebony ‘Tortoise Shell’ Box – Anglo Indian

Ebony ‘Tortoise Shell’ Box – Anglo Indian


circa 1860 - 1870

The Anglo Indian box is made from the fully grown shell of an Indian Star Tortoise that probably washed up on the beaches of Ceylon. The craftsman of the day sort to reuse this beautiful shell to create a wonderful inlaid box. The hinged lid opens to reveal a single ebony lidded compartment, and is surmounted with boxwood, ebony and brown teak inlays. The carved legs and inlaid tortoise head are made from solid ebony. This piece is a rare caddy example.




Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.


Height 13.00cm (5.12 inches)

Width 29.50cm (11.61 inches)

Depth 16.00cm (6.3 inches)

Stock No: 11129


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