Ashanti Ghana Handbuilt Brass Rectangular Gold Dust Box c.1880
A hard to find African gold dust box from the Ashanti (Asanti) goldfields.A recangular lidded box made brass, handmade with fitted sides in brass by local gold and silversmiths, used for storing the favoured currency prior to 1936 of gold dust. The lid fits relatively tight to the body with a breakout in the base on one corner. The lid has a high relief geometric decoration.
Width approoximately = 3.6cms
Depth approximately = 3,2cms
Height approximately = 2.1cms