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    Central Asian Silver & Glass Bead Earrings

    Uzbek People, Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Turkmenistan, or Nuristan, Afghanistan
    19th or early 20th century

    height: 6.7cm, combined weight: 14g

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    private European collection

    This unusual pair of earrings is from Central Asia, probably from the Uzbek People and certainly from either of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, or Nuristan in what is now Afghanistan.

    Each comprises a silver ‘fish hook’ clasp, a mid-section of intricately wound silver wire, which leads to an unusual black and white glass bead, with silver mounts decorated with applied granulation work.

    The lower sections have the appearance of a mulberry – a common motif in Central Asian jewellery and art.

    Related earrings are illustrated in Seiwert (2009, p. 193).

    The earrings here are in fine condition with obvious age.


    Seiwert, W.D., Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Bir Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2009.

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