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JB Gomes, Mudaliyar (active 1875-81)

Address casket circa 1875

Ivory, gold, sapphires, garnets, chrysoberyls, amethysts, pearls | 9.8 x 20.2 x 11.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11398

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The Prince spent nine days visiting Ceylon, where this casket was presented to him. It contained spices grown there including betel nut, cinnamon, coffee, vanilla and pepper. During this time, the Prince visited the Royal Botanical Garden, an exhibition on the agriculture and horticulture of Ceylon and coffee and cocoa factories.