|Betel Chewing: Leaf Holders, Lime Containers, and Other (Paraphernalia) (000049)
Cambodia Lime Container Silver
Source: Frank Vincent, The Land of the White Elephant: Sights and Scenes in South-East Asia 1871-1872, New York, Harper and Brothers, 1874, p. 295.
A late 19th century silver container for lime in the shape of a fruit such as a pumpkin or a mangostein. The body is deeply-carved into vertical segments that resemble a fruit and are filled with a floral motif. A stamen and stem adorn the top of the cover. This box was a gift to the King of Siam from the King of Cambodia.