Ceylonese ‘Sri Lankan’ Ebony Writing Slope

$5,500

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Very fine early 19th century carved ebony writing slope, the exterior richly carved with foliate decoration, the interior profusely inlaid with bone dots forming floral geometric patterns and fitted with inkwells, pen case, roller and secret spring loaded compartment, with lined writing surface, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), circa 1820. Provenance: ex collection Axel Vervoordt.

Period
1830
Material
Ebony, bone, sandalwood
Country
India
Condition

some inlaid dots loose

Dimensions
Height 4 inches
Width 12.25 inches
Depth 6.75 inches