Lot 1310: South East Asian Philippine Pipa Necklace Finial
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Butan, 6th-13th century AD. A gold pipa finial comprising a tapering gold tube with raised filigree ribs and granulation detailing, granulated rosettes and lozenges to the shank, biconvex rim with four radiating granules. See Javelosa, J.E. All that glitters ... The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gold Collection in Lifestyle Asia, April 1997. Supplied with a copy of the article. 3.38 grams, 38mm (1 1/2"). Property of a gentleman; acquired on the Asian art market.
Condition Report: Fine condition, rim distorted.