Dutch Colonial Bible Box, A Rare Ceylonese Tortoiseshell Book Shaped Bible Box With Silver Mounts, Galle District, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), 18TH-19TH Century

Identification Number: 351


Condition: Very good, minor wear and tear.

16.5 cm width.
6 cm height.
16 cm depth.


Batavian Silver, By Titus M. Eliens, Gemeentemuseum Den Hag, 2012, ISBN: 978 90 400 0361 5, W books, for a similar bible box but made in ebony please see illustrations and text in pages 21-26.

For another type of Sri-Lankan tortoiseshell box made at the Galle District please see:
Furniture from British India and Ceylon, by Amin Jaffer, A catalogue of the collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, 2011, ISBN: 1 85177 318 5, The V&A Publications, London, please see lot No. 190 illustrated in page 383.