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

Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Pandan Box

Ref: M2300

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

18th century
W 4.5 D 3.5 H 1.5 in.
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