View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1059. A pair of gold omega-shaped ear ornaments Southeast Maluku, Indonesian archipelago, 18th - 19th century | 十八至十九世紀 印尼群島馬魯古東南部 金耳墜一對.
1059

A pair of gold omega-shaped ear ornaments Southeast Maluku, Indonesian archipelago, 18th - 19th century | 十八至十九世紀 印尼群島馬魯古東南部 金耳墜一對

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

A pair of gold omega-shaped ear ornaments Southeast Maluku, Indonesian archipelago, 18th - 19th century | 十八至十九世紀 印尼群島馬魯古東南部 金耳墜一對

A pair of gold omega-shaped ear ornaments Southeast Maluku, Indonesian archipelago, 18th - 19th century | 十八至十九世紀 印尼群島馬魯古東南部 金耳墜一對

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 HKD

Lot sold:

22,680

HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection

A pair of gold omega-shaped ear ornaments

Southeast Maluku, Indonesian archipelago, 18th - 19th century

雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

十八至十九世紀 印尼群島馬魯古東南部 金耳墜一對


3.6 cm; 89.9 and 92.5 grams

Both earrings tested as 18K yellow gold or more on the surface. Minor wear and dents to the gold, consistent with age, as viewed.


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Labelled the Forgotten Islands of Indonesia, Southeast Maluku was first settled by the Austronesians over 4,500 years ago. Earrings of this type, without legs or arms, are sometimes referred to as mas batu - the golden stones - and were often decorated with crimson thread or trade cloth. See a similar high-content gold pair illustrated in Anne Richter and Bruce W. Carpenter, Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago, Singapore, 2011, p. 84.


南島民族於4,500年前定居於印尼馬魯古群島。此類耳飾亦稱為「mas batu」,中文意譯「金石」。耳飾圓鼓飽滿,常以深紅繩線纏繞著,或以珍貴布料包裹著。可參考一對相類耳飾,帶高黃金純度,及帶深紅繩線纏繞著耳飾兩端,圖載於 Anne Richter 及Bruce W. Carpenter ,《Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago》,新加坡,2011年,頁84。