15th-18thC Bronze Khmer Lime Pot EUO88


The largest of its kind we have seen, this antique bronze lime pot is in the traditional fluted shape with a lotus bud top and bears a complex silvery patina with some green oxidization. It is the first occasion where the lime pot was accompanied by the original spatula used to extract the slaked lime which was added to betel and spices to made a mildly intoxicating quid which was chewed.

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The National Museum in Phnom Penh houses a very similar 16thC lime pot to this one.  A residue of slaked lime remains inside the container. It is in excellent condition and has an attractive patina.

Height: 16cm, 6.2 in
Weight: 677 grams / 24 oz.
Material: bronze
Provenance: Kampong Cham Province
Period: Post Angkor, mostly likely 15th-18thC

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