Antique silver Betel Box Laotian silver Lao Laos South East Asian antiques
Laotian silversmiths are renowned for their high quality workmanship and are experts in relief repousse and chasing work. This rectangular silver box displays skilled craftsmanship in chasing and relief work impressive techniques and depth of design with floral and avian relief designs on the lid and complex geometric and scroll work designs on the side culminating in this a superb work of art . This box was used to keep betel nuts: betel chewing a mild stimulant akin to coffee and is practiced throughout India and Southeast Asia.
Period 19th / early 20th century.
Dimensions: 3 inch diameter by 3.25 inch height 7.5 x 8.5 cm
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