Heirloom piece of a Parsi (Zorastrian) family
Quite likely used to keep sandalwood and other sacred items.
Material of the main body has not been tested and is most probably either Jadeite / Nephrite / Quartz
The interior is lined with a silver plate on the base and compartmented into 6 cells using silver walls.
The exterior has silver edges that have been carved beautifully in leaf and vine motifs - typical of Iran
Acquired from the Silver Jewelry dealer of a Parsi family that has had this box for several generations.
6 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.2 inches
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.