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Glass bottle with stopper (As,Bh.17.b) containing cardamom seeds and areca nuts.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.50 centimetres
Height: 7.50 centimetres
Weight: 125 grammes (including stopper)
- Curator's comments
- Object listed in Bragge's Bibliotheca nicotiana: a catalogue of books about tobacco, together with a catalogue of objects connected with the use of tobacco in all its forms, (1880), p.136: 'Eight stoppered Bottles; containing areca (betel-nut), whole and crushed; chunam, (lime,) cardamum, and areca, crushed and mixed; and catechu. These are the ingredients of the mixture used by the Nawab Nazim, of Bengal, and were given by him to W.B. [William Bragge].'
Hand-written label on bottle: 'Cardamom Seed + areca Nut. Bengal. Nawab Nazim.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Nizam of Bengal gave Bragge eight bottles of ingredients that he used for his betel mixture.
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- Additional IDs
CDMS number: As1882B6.17a (old CDMS no.)