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Dutch colonial sirih box

By Zwaanenburg & Visser Antiquairs
EUR 2,200.00


All Silver, gold, metalware:   Silver
Artist:   Unmarked
Place of Origin:   Indonesia
Date:   Ca. 1750
Period:   Mid 18th Century
Material:   Silver

Article no: 369

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Zwaanenburg & Visser Antiquairs

Hoge Nieuwstraat 138 - 140
3311 AK Dordrecht
The Netherlands


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The story

A fine smal dutch colonial silver sirih box, apparently unmarked, Sumatra, circa 1750 
Octagonal, the sides with various bands of swirling 'sanded' and stylised foliage bands, also engraved with floral medallion, the hinged cover engraved and bright-cut with sunbursts, C-scrolls and floral ornamnets and bands. The base inscribed in Arabic/Persian/Devanagari. A translation is in proces.
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