Vince is a small Indian handmade box
Oval shape and fine hand repousse of intricate foliage design throughout
Vince has a beautiful folate snap down hinge lid that closes securely.
Obvious signs of silver wear and patina which adds to Vince's antique charm
No hallmarks but Vince is possibly low grade Indian silver
Betel Nut Box
Silver boxes such were greatly used throughout Indian from the 18th century as this one were made in a variety of shapes, often with floral and bird decoration. These boxes were used to store pan, edible leaves wrapped with lime paste, betel nuts and spices.
This one is a fine example of traditional Indian craftsmanship