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Cigarette box, made of silver, Bali 1960-70
1960-1970
This box is a smaller version than the normal seizes. The silver is Balinese silver, which has a content of below 800. This well decorated item was entirely made for the upcoming tourist market in the 1960-70s.

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Antique Balinese bracelet with Kala head and gem stones
1920-1950

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Offer dish made of silver
1930-1940

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Offer dish made of silver
1930-1940


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A set of three temple bells. Bali, brass
1940-1960


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Old temple bell from Java or Bali 1st half of the 20th century
1920-1950
Nice ornaments on this bell


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Old temple bell from Java or Bali 1st half of 20th century
1910-1950
Old temple bell with few ornaments. The five-point top is called a "vajra", a buddhist symbol reflecting the male principle of mehodology (upaya) to achieve enlightment.


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Old temple bell from Java or Bali. Brass 1st half of 20th century
1920-1950
Well preserved old temple bell with beautiful ornaments.


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Ceremonial bell used by Brahman priests on Bali. Before 1950. Brass
1920-1950
This bell was made and used before 1950. Its condition is still excellent. Only Balinese priests were allowed to use these bells during their ceremonies. When the bell came into contact with a stranger or when it fell down, the bell was declared unclean and disposed off from the dessa.The five-point top is called a "vajra", a buddhist symbol reflecting the male principle of mehodology (upaya) to achieve enlightment. The deep dark green colour and nice patin show a high percentage of copper. Beautiful sound when jingled.


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Brass temple bell Bali, 1st half 20th century
1920-1950
Impressive and heavy shell used by brahman priests on bali during holy ceremonies. Almost an identical shell was depicted in a tourist brochre from 1939. See the last photo.


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Sigaret box, made of silver from Bali
1950-1970
Richly decorated box with Kala head.


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Balinese silver snuffle box with filigrain decoration
1920-1950


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Silver offer dish from Bali
1940-1960
Small but richly decorated offer dish. Perhaps made for children. The silver used is Balinese silver, which is not the standard content.


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Rings from Bali made of gold and silver
1900-1950
Set of antigue Balinese rings. One is made of gold, two are made of silver with a mark on the inside. The various stones have a certain magical power.


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A set of two holy water containers
1920-1940
These containers were used to store the holy water. The silver is of a lower standard than the usual standard(960). Holy water is very important in the Hindu religion. It is created through a ritual whereby a pedanda(Bali priest) is in trans, allowing the gods to take possession of the water. The water now has a purifying power. The priest uses this holy water to purify objects and persons to keep the evil spirits away. Because of this important role these containers are richly ornamented and made of silver and sometimes gold.


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prewar silver offer dish made on Bali
1925-1945
Nicely hammered dish with a rare figure in the middle


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Silver container for holy water used by Hindu priests on Bali during rituals.
1910-1940
Rare container with nicely decorated lid. The silver is of a lower standard than the usual standard(960). Holy water is very important in the Hindu religion. It is created through a ritual whereby a pedanda(Bali priest) is in trans, allowing the gods to take possession of the water. The water now has a purifying power. The priest uses this holy water to purify objects and persons to keep the evil spirits away. On the outside the guardians of the four wind regions are visible. Because of this important role the container of the holy water is richly ornamented and made of silver and sometimes gold. .


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Brass container from Sumatra to preserve the leaves from the sirih plant.
1900-1950
Nicely decorated sirih container in which the leaves of the sirih plant were kept. This container in this form is rare.


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Silver pubic plate from Bali, lombok or Sumatra
1910-1950
Nice and mint pubic plate, wich was used by young children until the age of 8. Possible locations of origin are Bali, Lombok or Sumatra(Atjeh). Collectors item.


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Balinese offer dish made of silver
1930-1940
Nicely preserved silver offer dish, which was used to bring the holy flowers to the temple. This dish has in the middle an ilustration of a socalled fable animal.This is a creation in the Hindu religion where two animals are combined. Here the creature has the head of a ganesha and the body of a cow. This depiction of a fable animal on an offerdish is very rare.


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Kala jewelery with both a beautiful moonstone on it.
1930-1955
Rare items with the blue moonstones.


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Bali offer dish
1930-1940
Well made offer dish with many animal images


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Brass shell with decorations
1930-1960
It is unclear when and where this shell was made. Probably Java (Kota Gede). This shell was very well preserved, considering its condition. On the last photo some extra info about brass shells.


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Make-up containers of silver with filigrain decoration and Kala head
1930-1950
Beautiful set of three make-up containers with detailed filigrain decoration and Kala head. A mirror at the inside. The silver mark under the container indicates the purity of the silver.


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Sumatra bowl with cover
1930-1950
Bowl and cover are nicely decorated with floral motivs. The bowl was most likely used to present pastries or sirih. Made of copper with an upper layer of silver.


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Bsli offer bowl
1930-1950
Slighly smaller offer bowl than the one of Tobo 379. Made of copper with an upperlayer of silver. Under the word "KAMASAN" has been engraved. This might indicate the place where this bowl either was used or made.


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Offer bowl
1930-1950
This Bali offer bowl is made of copper with an upper layer of silver. These bowls were used to bring flowers to the temples. See the last photo.


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Silver bracelet made in the shape of a naga. Decorated with several gems.
1920-1940
This silver bracelet was made using the filigrain technique. The Naga head increases the expression


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Collection of silver and juwelery from Bali, some very rare.
1930-1940
Prewar juwelery. Most of them are made of silver, which is typical for prewar Bali juwelery. Unique collection, the result of 40 years collecting. On request a photo of every single item is available.
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