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Pair of Silver Earrings (Balti Bali)
Kashmir & Jammu, Northern India
early 20th century
width: 3.2cm: combined wight: 13.12g
This pair of fine silver earrings is from the Ladakh area of northern India. Known locally as balti bali, they comprise silver filigree work together with applied
spangles and granulation.
They have a crescent shape suggestive of Islamic influence.
The pair are in a fine, wearable condition.
Ganguly, W., Earrings: Ornamental Identity and Beauty in India, B.R. Publishing Corporation, 2007.
Provenance: Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.
Inventory no.: 4969
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