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Vintage Bronze Lidded Betel Box

Vintage Bronze Lidded Betel Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1058913

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Early bronze betel cylinder shaped box that was used for white lime paste with the betel (still has some residue), and has a variety of finely detailed decorations, with a matching lid that fits snugly on the body of the container. There are metal eye loops built into the side of the cylinder and on the top, originally used to attach the sections together with a cord or chain. It measures 6”H x 2.5”Diameter, and weighs 14 oz. The cylinder has acquired a darkened bronze patina and is in good condition, with the exception of an old repair to a small hole that was in the bottom. Age is c. early 20th century.