Vintage Cambodian Silver and Copper Betel Box, Elephant design, 8cm long
Vintage Cambodian Silver and Copper Betel Box, Elephant design, 8cm long.
A beautiful Cambodian betel box in zoomorphic form of an elephant with its trunk upwards (always upwards for good luck).
With charming repousse detail. A very attractive box.
Silver plated copper is a traditional and common technique used in Cambodia for items such as this, and this is a very nice example of the craft. The outer surface is of decorated copper, with the interior being silver plated.
Opens up to store contents.
Markings: 90% (although this is a clearly meaningless mark).
Age: Latter half of 20th Century.
Weight approximately 52g (unpacked).
Approximately 5.9cm long x 3.5cm wide x 7cm high.