Indian Antique Silver Repousse & Chased Lime Powder Flask for Betel Nut Use (Code 1345)
A 19th century Indian silver small flask. It has repousse and chased work and the lid is a screw cap with matching design. The foot was made separately and brazed to the body, the underside of the foot reveals part of a silver coin, probably a Mughal rupee used in the manufacture. No marks aside the coin section, tests as silver. Usage wise it appears to have been used for lime powder (for use with betel nut) and there is some powder traces left internally. A very decorative example.
Some knocks and minor deformation to the foot, otherwise very good.
Height: 10.5 cm ( 4 1/8 inch )
Width: 7 cm ( 2 3/4 inch )
Weight: 76 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1345 SP18-2
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