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Silver Betel / Tobacco Box
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 6.7cm, chain length: 21.5cm, total weight: 128g

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.

Inventory no.: 641

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