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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.

    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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