Miniature Siam Niello Silver Pill/Snuff Box 7/8" Long ~ Tiny Lidded Oval Silver Sterling with Thai God Of Welcome Vintage Collectible
$59.95
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We are pleased to offer a beautiful vintage niello silver pill or snuff box from Thailand, from before 1949 when it was still called Siam. This tiny sterling silver box has a fine niello top featuring the mythological Thai God of Welcome. Highly decorative design with expert craftsmanship & soft & smooth to the touch. What is Niello Silver? Niello, or Nielloware is a fine silver technique where each areas of silver are intricately carved out, filled with a combination of sulfur & metal powder & fused over a high heat for a permanent & lustrous finish. The carved niello areas are the blackened parts of the intricate design. This small box is 1/2" tall, 7/8" long & 3/4" wide. It is in excellent vintage condition, with only some minor scuffing on the sides & small indents underneath. The sterling silver from Thailand is known to be higher than the regular .925 & is therefore softer & more easily bent. Siam silver is often not hallmarked nor signed. We have left the patina on the silver untouched; it can be polished for more luster if wanted. Please see pictures for overall condition & details. Add this rare, vintage Siam niello silver pill box to a collection of fine miniature trinket or pill boxes, or give it to a special friend who loves tiny treasures or has roots to Thailand. Please note; the ring is not included in the listing, just added for size comparison :) Thanks for looking, & buy with confidence! Please ask any questions you may have before purchasing! Miniature Siam Niello Silver Pill/Snuff Box 7/8" Long ~ Tiny Lidded Oval Silver Sterling with Thai God Of Welcome Vintage Collectible

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