Fine Antique Ceylonese Writing Trousse

Fine Antique Ceylonese Writing Trousse

A rare Singhalese calligraphers set from Ceylon / Sri Lanka. The three implements of steel, a knife for trimming palm-leaf with a European makers mark, the hilt damascened with silver, a pronged palm-leaf holder again decorated with fine silver damascene-work. and a long scriber, the whole of steel but elegantly decorated in a geometric silver koftgari. Contained within a leather sheath. It is rare to find one of these sets with all three implements surviving. Good condition, one tear to the leather sheath. 10.5 inches overall. 19th century or earlier.Indo Persia singhalese south indian tamil deccan

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