Southeast Asian silver betel nut box or container. This footed silver box is made in the shape of a doorknob, narrow at the foot, widening at the center, with a domed cover. The repousse work is beautifully done. The top of the box features an animal, not exactly sure what type, and is surrounded by beading, which is also around the edge of the top, and both the top and just above the foot on the bottom of the box, and an all over floral design. Even the bottom is decorated. The bottom of the box is marked 100%; I'm not sure if that is referring to the silver content, or not. I did test it, and it is silver, but I wasn't able to confirm the exact content, so I'm calling it coin silver. It measures 2.12 inches tall and 2.4 inches wide. It has a little dark staining on the inside of the box, but is otherwise free of any damage. The box weighs 59.1 grams. It dates to the early half of the 20th centrury, and the country of origin is believed to be Pakistan.
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