A late 19th or early 20th century Ceylonese white metal box, it has repousse patterns in traditional style and on the lid these surround a mythical bird like creature. The box is circular and the lid is domed, the base can also be removed.These boxes were traditionally used for betel nut paraphernalia, but it could of course now be used for many purposes. The base has a chased pattern relating to the astrological. There are no artists marks.
Typical period wear, some indents to the base, but these may well be from production. No major knocks or dents to the body and the lid fits snugly as it should. It has been left in the natural state, but you could of course polish it brightly if that is your preferred look. If for any reason you are unhappy with your item please let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to put things right.
The item "Antique Cylonese White Metal Repousse Round Betel Nut Pan Box with Mythical Bird" is in sale since Wednesday, February 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "chrisbuckman" and is located in Telford. This item can be shipped worldwide.