Malay Silver, A Rare Rectangular Footed Finely Engraved Silver Box Made For A Royal Subject South East Indes, Or Indonesia Circa 19th Century.
On four feet and of a rectangular form, the hinged lid is engraved with a central coat of arm of an ottoman influence, encompassing a trophy marked with the initials P. D. bordered by a band of repeating of floral and vegetal designs, the inner box compartment lid contains a wreath of flowers that also bears the Initials P. D. with an engraved inscription in Tamil script.
The box borders with scrolling tendrils, round penal of floral motif, the base is engraved with an inscription in Tamil script.
Condition: very good
16 cm. long
5.5 cm. high