Kirsten's Corner

Vintage Thai Silver Repousse Tiger Box

A wonderful little Thai Silver tiger 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 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 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 tiger from the Vietnamese Zodiac. In Vietnamese culture, the tiger represents strength, intelligence and courage. The tiger is also the representative animal of those with strong personalities. The tiger relates with birth years 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, and 1998. The box measures approximately 2 inches by 1 inch tall. This little silver tiger makes an excellent gift for animals lovers or anyone interested in the symbolic nature of the feline. 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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