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 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 antique Indian, canted corner bidri Paan or Betel box is decorated with Ottoman inspired poppy motifs. The fitted lid lifts to reveal a divided interior to store Paan or Betel quid. In Southern Asia, a mixture with betel is chewed as a digestive stimulant and a mild narcotic.
DATE
18th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 4.5 Depth 3.5 Height 1.5 in.
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