Vintage Cambodian Silver and Copper round Betel Box, Angkor Wat design, 5.2cm diameter
Vintage Cambodian Silver and Copper round Betel Box, Angkor Wat design, 5.2cm diameter.
A beautiful Cambodian betel box in circular form, with Angkor Wat design to lid and foliate detail to sides.
With intricate 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 50g (unpacked).
Approximately 5.2cm diameter x 3.0cm high.