© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-048
A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD BRACELET WITH A GEMSTONE FLOWER AND GUARDIAN LIONS
Champa, classical period, 10th – 12th century. The exterior of this bangle-type bracelet is executed in repoussé with rich decorations all over. Both sides of the impressive bracelet are dominated by a floral composition of inlaid gemstones (almandine, zircon), the upper side flanked on both sides by standing guardian lions with raised paws. The rest of the bracelet’s surface shows decorative designs.

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: The exterior of the bracelet is overall in excellent condition with expected traces of wear and age as well as extensive soil encrustations and patina.

Weight: 46.9 g
Dimensions: Outer Diameter 9.3 cm, Inner Diameter 6.9 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 730/1000

Literature comparison: For a related bracelet see Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 88 (page 128), Budapest 2008 and Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 52 (page 58), Budapest 2007.

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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