A porcupine quill and ebonized wood spice box from 19th century Ceylon with nine individually lidded compartments, rectangular dish and removable tray. Born on the Island of Ceylon during the 19th century, this hinged spice box features an exquisite arrangement of porcupine quills contrasting beautifully with the dark hue of the ebonized wood structure. Adorned with inlay on the outside as well as the inside where it forms delicate geometrical shapes, the box opens to reveal nine individual lidded compartments perfect to store various sorts of spices. With its clean lines and its beautifully contrasting colors and materials, this 19th century Ceylon box will be a wonderful decorative accent in any home, whether placed atop a desk, chest-of-drawers or side table.
Place of Origin: Cyelon
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 10.75" W x 7.5" D x 4" H
Inventory Number: LT4a