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    Posted 5 years ago

    ninybarr
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    These images are well framed and are about the size of a 3x4 frame. They are detailed in what I believe is a super fine, perhaps sterling silver chain. The image in black background looks to me like it represents a male figure and the image in the blue background represents a female figure. They are very interesting and the detail work on these are amazing! If you have any information on these two pieces of art, please let me know. Thank you.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Looks like filigree to me. Not sure what the correct name is for this sort of art. If these are silver, then I expect it would be a low grade silver - 835 or 830, perhaps.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      this is art used in Balinese shadow plays.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      HO2CULTCHA is correct .... check out the term WAYANG:
      http://www.britannica.com/art/wayang
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Wayang Kulit figures are two dimensional devices used in shadow puppetry. Your silver work images are inverses of the shadow figures produced on the screen. In a way they are similar to the work you see on Javanese silver cutlery Djokja Silver.

      Jagalan village is a possible source.


      Your works are really interesting.
      Figure 1 might be SRIKANDI.
      Figure 2 ANTAREJA. ???

      Good luck with your research.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Another possibility about the source is in Yogyakarta : Kota Gede.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      This is worth a look :

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotagede
    7. LovelyPat LovelyPat, 5 years ago
      They are very interesting and well done . But I think the one on black background is the female , it is more ornate and breast are present and the one on blue background is less decorated with bare chest , they are both great .
    8. ninybarr ninybarr, 5 years ago
      I would like to thank all of you for your time and comments. This information is most helpful. Vetraio50 your link took me to some very valuable information, I thank you.
      LovelyPat, yes you are absolutely right, the black background is the female. I got my colors mixed in my description. Thank you.
    9. ninybarr ninybarr, 5 years ago
      Any idea from anyone what these items may be worth? I have seen many images like these, but not one that has the sterling silver outlined images.
      Thank you.

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