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Katalognummer: CHAM1119-039
A PAIR OF GOLD EAR ORNAMENTS WITH ELABORATE GOLD THREAD DECORATIONS
South East Asian Archipelago, 19th century or earlier. The gold tribal earrings with decorative peg-shaped extensions along the outer rims, finely decorated with gold thread throughout.

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: Excellent condition with very few expected traces of age and wear.

Weight: 9.1 g in total
Dimensions: Outer Diameter 2.4 cm each, Inner Diameter 0.7 cm each
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 690/1000

Published: The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, Budapest 2013, page 215.

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.

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