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* Silver Inlay Betel Box, Mindanao, Philippines, Islamic Art

$4,500.00 Regular Price
$2,250.00Sale Price

Peso Priced Item.    An early 20th C rectangular bronze betal nut box with beautiful and elaborate silver inlay from Mindanao in the Philippines. The box has a handle on each side and has four compartments inside with silver inlaid lids to hold the four ingredients necessary for the betal nut chew:  the areca nut, betel piper vine leaves, lime and tobacco leafs. These boxes come from the Maranaw, an Islamic people living in Mindanao. The box is in excellent condition with only a replacement pin in the hinge on the lid. The box is in the condition it was in when collected and has not been cleaned. Some collectors prefer pieces such as this in their original condition and some want to appreciate the beauty of the silver inlay when it it polished and shines.Polishing is up to the buyer.  3.5" tall, 6.5" wide and 3" deep.  

A second one of these came into the store recently.. offered at the same discounted price!


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      Free delivery around the Lake Chapala area for combined purchases of $4000 pesos or more.  We accept returns up to 7 days after the sale unless the items are sale priced, sorry, no returns on sale items. We previously delivered to Guadalajara for free but we no longer offer that service. 


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