|Betel Chewing Leaf Holders, Lime Containers, and Other (Paraphernalia) (000055)
Malaysia Lower Perak Lime Container Silver
Source: H. Ling Roth, Oriental Silverwork: Malay and Chinese, London, Truslove & Hanson Ltd., 1910, Fig. 38.
An early 20th century silver container for lime of cylindrical form with a slightly raised lid (Diam.=22.5 cm). The body is decorated with vertical bands and the lid with a floral motif in high relief. A chain connects the two parts of the box so that it can be attached to a belt for carrying.