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    Engraved Silver Betel & Lime Boxes

    Sumatra, Indonesia
    19th century

    length: 6.5cm, total weight: 117g

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    private collection, London.

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    This small silver tobacco or betel box is delicately chased over the hinged lid and sides with typically Islamic Malay flower and foliage motifs.

    It is attached by means of a multi-strand silver chain to a small spherical silver lime box which contains remnants of lime powder and which has a prominent cast silver catch.

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