box (containers)

Rectangular brass box with a hinged lid. The sides of the box are decorated with a floral pattern. The lid features three figures, and on the base are two standing mythical beasts. Lebl inside box reads: 'Maker/Aluhgeden Kuhandiram/174/Rs 7.50'. An old printed display label reads: 'BRASS BOX. With figures, &c., in repousse. From Ceylon. L. 6 1/2in. W. 4 1/4in.'

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