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Singhalese Starred Tortoise Casket
An unusual Singhalese casket or tea caddy manufactured from the shell of an Indian starred tortoise (geochelone elegans), the interior inlaid with hardwood marquetry, the head and limbs of ebony. Length: 27 cm. I am told this was purchased in Sri Lanka in 1947.

No damages.

The key turns and locks the casket.



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