Silver Tiger Box
Beautifully rendered and of quality silver, this charming old box represents a tiger. Talismanic in size, it was made to contain various substances such as cosmetics, jewelry, or could have been a handsome addition to a betel set. The reference book ‘Cambodian Silver Animals’, p.161, says that this “form is relatively rare” and is also associated with autumn, a traditional season of marriage in ancient China, making it a special and meaningful wedding gift. “As a personification of the wind, the tiger repels evil spirits and is emblematic for a safe return from a perilous undertaking.” Also note: the pattern of stripes on the two halves is not the same; there is a stamp on the bottom of 900 (90% silver); Size: 2.7 in. x 2.7 in. x 1.3 in.; Weight: 52.5 grams
Size: 2.7 in. x 2.7 in. x 1.3 in.