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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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Balinese silver snuffle box with filigrain decoration
1900-1950
Richly ornamented box, prewar.


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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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Brass shell from Bali or Java
1920-1950
Rare item, made probably on Java,but used on Bali during ceremonies. The bell is made from copper. The elephant at the top is a holy animal in the Hindu mythotology


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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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Temple bell made of copper
1930-1950
Old bell, made on Java. Used at certain rituals on Bali.


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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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Small silver container to hold holy water, used by Bali priests during certain rituals.
1910-1940
These containers were used by the Bali priests to save the holy water used during temple ceremonies. Pls click on each photo to see two larger images.


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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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A shell used by the Brahman priest at certain rituals.
1920-1930


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brass temple bell
1930-1940
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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