Small Hinged, Chased Silver Box
Sri Lanka/Ceylon, late 19th century
height: 3cm, width: 4.5cm,
This small, very elegant, well crafted silver box is chased with exuberant floral motifs withing beaded borders typical of Ceylonese silversmithing from this period. The lid is hinged and fits snugly to form an air-tight enclosure. The quality of this box is emphasised by the double lining of the interior.
Inventory no.: 457
for another example of fine Ceylonese silver work.