© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-038
South India, 18th – 19th century. A pair of massive gold-cast ear ornaments crafted in the form of a conch with a conical upper part with gold thread decoration and a flower on top.

Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik, Hungary. Dr. Zelnik has built one of the most fascinating and vast collections of South East Asian artworks during the past 4 decades. His collection is considered one of the three most important published collections in the world and he is the director of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute. An official attest by the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute signed by Dr. Zelnik can be provided to the high bidder upon request after payment for the object has been made in full.

A private owner, acquired from the above several years ago.

Condition: Overall good condition, the golden sections with traces of wear and age as well as patina. Inlays on the floral decorations appear to be missing.

Weight: 62.2 g
Dimensions: Height 5.7 cm, Width 2.0 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 749/1000

Metallurgic Analysis
The data from the metallurgic analysis posted in the catalogue entry for each lot in this auction relates to the proportion of fine gold contained in the gold alloy only. It does not relate to the gross weight of the lot, as the gross weight typically consists of the weight of the gold alloy and the weight of other materials added to the lot such as gemstones, soil encrustations, casting cores or other metals processed within the lot.