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Old 10th May 2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Mamas Bugis Pendokok.

Got this one, perhaps my first time encountered with this piece. Sharing pics with you all...Happy viewing
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Old 10th May 2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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This is a so-called "Bugis cup" by Edward Frey especially, made from brass and not mamas?
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Old 10th May 2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Hi Jean, you are perfectly right. All my bugis cups are made of brass but this one shows to contain 'low grade' gold via testing..of course, more brass content.
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Old 10th May 2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Mamas is generally a silver colored metal.Mamas is not gold nor does it have any gold content. This looks either gilded or painted to me, but i doubt it is over mamas. We most often see that metal used on pendoks.
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thanks for that info David,
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I doubt this pendoko is made of pure base gold. Too much to spend on a cast pendoko. Likely to be brass which is gilded. At any rate, if it is gilded and it still retains much of the gilding, it can't have been done too long ago. I see brass showing through at the mid section of the rim.
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Old 12th May 2012, 05:20 AM   #7
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Bluerf: It is small amount of low grade gold+silver...no brass. The pendokok is light
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Old 12th May 2012, 07:27 AM   #8
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If this is correct (gilt silver), then it is a rare and probably old piece, congratulations!
The silver base should appear more shiny by applying a silver paste or using a silver cloth.
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