Set of 2 Lime-Boxes in native silver, total weight of 50 grams. Burma, 19th ad early 20th century.
1) Box in an uncommon shape, in silver repoussé work, beautiful floral decoration. Average condition, it presents traces of age and wear (have a look at the pictures). The star under the base is the artist's signature.
48 mm high, 65 mm of diameter, 29 grams.
2) Rounded Box in silver, carved with a lovely decoration with perfect graphism, especially because it was made with rudimentary tools. Good condition, but it presents traces of age and wear (have a look at the pictures).
35 mm high, 60 mm of diameter, 21 grams.
TRAVEL DIARY OF JEAN DUMOULIN
Traditionally, these boxes contained lime, which, when mixed with areca nut, spices or tobacco, was used to make betel chewing tobacco.
This was a common practice in many countries in southeastern Asia, and is still strongly present in Burma. It gives a feeling of slight euphoria to the consumers. From experience, after a serious discussion with a betel quid consumer, it is better to schedule a talk in the morning, rather than at the end of the day, as attention and understanding may be minimal.
In addition, this practice damages the user’s teeth and gums, giving them an inimitable red smile.
The lot will be carefully packaged and sent by insured mail with track & trace, via Bpost.
- Numero complessivo di oggetti
- Accessori di noce di betel
- denaro respinto
- XIX e inizio XX
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Ensemble de 3 Lime boxes
- In condizioni ragionevoli, vedi descrizione
- 48×60×60 mm