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Lot 112: A CEYLONESE CARVED EBONY CASKET, SRI LANKA, GALLE DISTRICT, MID-19TH CENTURY |

Of Royal and Noble Descent

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017

London, United Kingdom

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  • A CEYLONESE CARVED EBONY CASKET, SRI LANKA, GALLE DISTRICT, MID-19TH CENTURY |
  • A CEYLONESE CARVED EBONY CASKET, SRI LANKA, GALLE DISTRICT, MID-19TH CENTURY |
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Description: the lid boldly carved with foliate motifs and each side with reeded decoration

Condition Report: This superbly carved box is in overall good conserved condition. Due to shrinkage the carved panel top has had two thin fillets of timber inserted along the long edge. One such fillet has a significant loss. The top with ingrained dust and would benefit from a clean. One hinge mechanism has been replaced and there are signs of minor restoration around the escutcheon and lock plate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: Probably acquired by Susan Georgiana Ramsay, Marchioness of Dalhousie (1817-1853)

Dimensions: 19cm. high, 40.5cm. wide, 28cm. deep; 7½in., 1ft. 4in., 11in.

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