Inventory no.: 2937

Thai Silver Betel Box


Chased Silver Betel Box


circa 1920

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