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The larger container would have held tobacco or betel ‘quid’, and the smaller container lime.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe tobacco container is in an abstracted fruit form with foliate decoration covering the exterior and geometrical line work to the underside. The lime container is in the form of a mangosteen fruit, with alternating bands of foliate work and unembellished silver.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eA similar set, which shares the form and ornamentation of this set,  can be seen within the collection of the Asian Civilization Museum in Singapore, although it is attributed to Perak, Malay Peninsula (06823).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003ePrevenance: Europe\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eSources: Brownrigg, Henry. Betel Cutters. 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Antique Sumatran Silver Tobacco Box & Lime Box, Sumatra, Indonesia – Late 19th Century

Product Description

Silver tobacco box and lime box, each of bulbous form with hinged lid, ornamented with Sumatran foliate work.

These containers were attached to the user’s belt or hung from silk cloth worn over the shoulder and were used as portable betel sets, allowing the user to chew betel while ‘on the go’! The larger container would have held tobacco or betel ‘quid’, and the smaller container lime.

The tobacco container is in an abstracted fruit form with foliate decoration covering the exterior and geometrical line work to the underside. The lime container is in the form of a mangosteen fruit, with alternating bands of foliate work and unembellished silver.

A similar set, which shares the form and ornamentation of this set,  can be seen within the collection of the Asian Civilization Museum in Singapore, although it is attributed to Perak, Malay Peninsula (06823).

Prevenance: Europe

Sources: Brownrigg, Henry. Betel Cutters. Stuttgart: Staib Mayer, 1991.

Length: 18 cms, Height: 6 cms

Item: #191

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