23rd Mar, 2023 11:00

Silver and Objects of Vertu

 
Lot 151
 

An early 20th century Thai silver gilt niello lime box for the Cambodian market, Bangkok or Nakon Sri Thammarat circa 1930

An early 20th century Thai silver gilt niello lime box for the Cambodian market, Bangkok or Nakon Sri Thammarat circa 1930

Of circular form the pull off lid formed as a hen, with gilt and niello decoration of flame scrolls and cotton rosemallow pattern (lai phuttan) to the either side of the base.

Length – 4.2 cm / 1.6 inches

Weight – 30 grams / 0.96 ozt

Limes boxes formed as animals such as elephant, stags, frogs and even blow fish are a distinctly Cambodian product made in the middle of the 20th century.

Sold for £500

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