Three Indonesian gold repoussé dishes
Maluku islands, Tanimbar, 19th century or earlier

 

Provenance:
- The Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum, Budapest - Institutional art collection, Belgium
- Acquired from the above

Dr. István Zelnik, a former high-ranking Hungarian diplomat spent several decades in Southeast Asia, building one of the most important private collections of Southeast Asian art in Europe.

Literature: The Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum, Budapest, 2013

Maluku islands, Tanimbar, 19th century or earlier

Diam. 16.8 cm

Weight 64.1 grams

With a star-shaped flower in the centre of the well, surrounded by two scroll borders and another scroll border around the rim.

 

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Maluku islands, Tanimbar, 19th century or earlier
 

Diam. 23.2 cm

Weight 73.2 grams

Instead of phoenixes this dish shows a decoration of four peacocks arranged in a stylized swastika in the centre of the well surrounded by two scroll borders, with various geometric and foliate borders around the interior sides and another scroll border around the rim.

 

Maluku islands, Tanimbar, 19th century or earlier

Diam. 27 cm

Weight 103.6 grams

The richly decorated gold dish executed in fine repoussé, shows four phoenixes arranged in a stylized swastika in the centre of the well, surrounded by two scroll borders, with a geometric border around the interior sides and another scroll border around the rim.