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Thai Silver Repoussé Tortoise Box


This is a wonderful Thai silver tortoise figural box. Small enough to keep loose charms or a ring inside, sturdy enough to protect these precious items.

This little vintage silver box really stands out for its uniquely charming depiction of an animal. The box was made in Thailand and hand hammered in a traditional technique known as repoussé. The hand-made work is really spectacular, as the silver gets hammered out to form the three dimensional body of the animal. Other details, such as feathers, or hair, and animal textures have been meticulously rendered. The box is made of 90% silver, indicated by a stamp on the bottom, (T90) with the maker's mark in Khmer script (from Cambodia).

This piece is approximately 1 1/2” wide, 1” tall, and weighs approximately 14.60 grams, or 0.46 troy ounces.

The inside is unfinished, and the hand-work can be seen. This little animal charm can can be easily used for a presentation box, for a truly inspiring gift!

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