Antique Betel Nut Box
In the Shape of a Foo Dog / Lion
From Cambodia or Myanmar
Likely Made of a Low Silver Allloy or Tinned Brass
Measures 4 1/4" x 8"
5 1/4" Tall
Used to store betel nuts, a betel nut is a nut from the areca palm, which has mild psychoactive properties similar to nicotine. Consumed both historically and in modern times, mostly in Southeast Asia.