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10/09 17:55 EDT

A Southeast Asian Silver Hexagonal Betel Nut Box
October 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

A fine silver alloy hexagonal lidded box – believed to be used for betel nuts or some kind of snuff. The box is finely chased with scene of two people seated under a canopy on the lid – and on the base is a raised design of a fierce tiger or leopard like animal. On the six sides are birds in branches and flowering scenes in each reserve like side. The box measures 1 3/4" from point to point and is 1 1/2" thick to the tops of the domed tops and bottom...
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