All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1268731 (stock #13069)
Very nice small handcrafted antique 19th century Koran box made of a silver bronze (or brass?) material with black niello enamel and applied metal decoration and gold overlay. The lid is hinged at the top – the hinge pin has corroded and needs to be replaced. Measures about 2-3/4 x 1-7/8 x 3/8 inches. Definitely from the Middle-East and possibly Persian in origin. Great old piece
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1170501 (stock #23087)
Fantastic coin silver repousse box used for slaked lime. The box is heavily decorated on top with flowers, tendrils and vines. The body has nice molding. The piece contains no marks or inscription.
The box is in the shape of an elongated oval (elliptical). It measures about 2.75 x 1.75 inches and 2 inches tall. Excellent condition. There is a small accumulation of slaked lime residue inside the box.