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Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls
India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

This elegant and wearable pair of gold Indian earrings are enamelled on their backs with Mughal-inspired floral motifs, and are set with emeralds. The sides
are decorated with green enamel in sympathy with the green of the emeralds. Each has small baroque pearls suspended by gold wire and fixed with small
green-glass terminals.

The earrings have screw mechanisms for non-pierced ears.

The earrings are likely to date to the 19th century and are from north India.

The earrings are stable, wearable and without losses or repairs.

References:
Untracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 5472

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