Enquiry about object: 640
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.