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Champa, 15th-18th century. The betel holder of cylindrical shape, the cover tapering upwards to a stepped conical finial, the recessed circular base with am skillfully executed floral mark in fine repoussé.

Provenance: Ex-Collection of The Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum. Institutional art collection in Belgium, acquired from the above.
Condition: Very good condition with minor traces of age and wear, few miniscule losses, and some pinkish-white betel residue to the interior.

Weight: 98.9 g
Dimensions: Height 11.4 cm

Literature comparison: Similar pieces in gold are published in The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, page 195, Budapest 2013. Related betel nut containers can be found in the National Museum of Cambodia, for example inventory number Ga.6606.

Buy now for €700


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