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Vintage Thai Silver Repousse Pig Zodiac Box

A wonderful little Thai Silver pig box, small enough to keep loose charms or a ring inside, and strong 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 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 fur, hair, teeth 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 figure is a pig from the Chinese or Vietnamese Zodiac. In Vietnamese culture, the pig represents optimism, love and happiness. People that relate to the pig are most often easy-go-lucky. 2019 is the year of the Pig is Chinese Zodiac. Chinese New Year in 2019 starts in February and ends on January 24th, 2020. The Pig denotes a year of fortune and luck! The pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983.

The box measures approximately 2 inches by 1 inch tall. This little silver pig makes an excellent gift for animals lovers. 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! There are more animals available, from the Vietnamese and Chinese Zodiac, as pictured above. Contact Kirsten's Corner if you need assistance finding your personal animal spirit.

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