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Rajasthani Decorative Brass Lidded Betel Caddy Box

Handcrafted decorative round brass Indian lidded betel box with latch and a top handle.
Delicately and intricately hand-chased with geometric designs.
Used as a tea caddy with tea boxes and tray and cup inside.
Consuming betel leaves with several ingredients such as wet lime paste, katechu, areca nut, cloves and even tobacco leaves has been popular in India atleast from the fourth century AD
Exquisite conversation museum quality piece with a very nice antique patina.
Islamic Art Collector piece. of hammered metalwork.
Handmade in India, Rajasthan,
circa 1900.