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Handmade Gold Plated Intricate Artifact--Asian Indian ? Unknown origin

Handmade Gold Plated Intricate Artifact--Asian Indian ? Unknown origin appraisal

Artifact has unknown origin, unknown history and unknown application.  Any help as to what these little buggers might be would be great appreciated.

 

Thank you and much love!

Category: 
Other
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium / Material: 
Gold plated w/ precious metal core. Uknown material serving as blue, red and turquoise coloration
Distinguishing marks: 
Handmade.
Period: 
1800's ?
Dimensions: 
6.25" tall, 4" diameter at widest point
Weight: 
1.5 lbs
History: 
Bought from an antique dealer who didn't want to sell it to me after a bit of polishing. Lucky for me, the price was already made. Bad news--I have no idea what this is! Can someone please help me?
For Sale: 
No
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If you polished this and the areas that you think are gold were tarnished, then it is not gold. Gold never tarnishes. These items appear to be indian or asian and I cant tell very well from the pictures, but I am wondering if all the colored designs are cloisonne or paint. I think it is probably more new than old. Look inside the bowl where you can see machine marks on the metal that are very even and symetrical. The artistic quality makes me think it was made for tourist trade or import, especially snce there are two of them. The color combination is not typical of older works. They are pretty, but you may have paid too much.

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