Philippine gadur

Dec 02, 2019. 22:31 UTC
Philippine Gadur
United States of America

Asian art

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Pair of Large brass wedding vessels collected in early 1970 in Manila. See attached notes.


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€2.000 - €3.000 (Euro)
Answered within 2 days
Dec 05, 06:57 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Dear Melissa,

You did most of the work already : ) Indeed Philippine Gadur, wedding vessels made by Moro People on Mindanao. Funny thing is; its not clear what function they had other then indicating status of the owner. These vessels were given as a present on the wedding and because of their beauty and craftsmanship meant to impress people who came in the house. They were meant to show wealth and status. Yours are indeed 19th century I believe. Strong indicators with brass objects are the darkness of the patin. This is ark enough to know these are antiques. Otherwise it is not easy to date them; they are made in the same traditional way for long time and not much changes were made in style or production technic. Nice vessels and interesting collectables. I think markt is not big; if you want to sell them you maybe need to be patient.

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