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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1170484 (stock #23084)
This is a beautiful lidded tobacco or betel nut box made of bronze (or silver) that is decorated with repousse work and chiseled designs. The sides and lid have been covered with gold leaf and copper overlay. The very top decoration is an attached floral decoration that is at least 14k gold and held in place by wires under the lid. Inside, the box has evidence of having a divider (missing) separating the box into two compartments...