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
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1800s