Chased Silver Betel Box
length: 15.6cm, width: 8.4cm, height: 5.3cm, weight: 293g
This silver box with a hinged lid is chased on all sides with trellised, spiky leaf and floral motifs that are typical of the work of local Chinese silversmiths in Thailand, particularly in Bangkok’s Chinatown district (Yarawat).
The base is marked with several characters of Thai script and a silver purity mark of ‘T90.’
The box is in a fine condition. The lid fits well, there are no dents, splits ore repairs.
Naengnoi Punjabhan, Silverware in Thailand, Rerngrom Publishing, 1991.Provenance:
UK art market
Inventory no.: 2937