Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Pandan BoxIndian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Pandan BoxIndian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Pandan BoxIndian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Pandan Box

Probably from Hyderabad, this antique Indian, canted corner bidri Paan or Betel box is decorated with Ottoman inspired poppy motifs. The fitted lid lifts to reveal a divided interior to store Paan or Betel quid. In Southern Asia, a mixture with betel is chewed as a digestive stimulant and a mild narcotic.

DATE 18th century

DIMENSIONS Width 4.5 Depth 3.5 Height 1.5 in.

Item ID: M2300

Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Pandan Box

$465 USD

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