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Tibetan Parcel-Gilt Silver ‘Saddle’ Ring set with Turquoise (Tagam or Ga Tshi-ko)

Central & Eastern Tibet
19th-20th century

weight: 13g, US ring size: 7-8, UK ring size: P-Q

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Provenance

UK art market

This very pleasing ring would have been worn by a Tibetan man, most typically, but some were also worn by women. Often they were worn in the hair as a hair ring, as well as on the fingers.

It is of cast and chiselled silver with parcel gilding (gold plating.) The bezel is set with a large, oval turquoise cabochon in a silver box setting.

It is called a ‘saddle’ ring on account of its shape.

Similar examples are illustrated in Seiwert (2009, p. 171) and Hoek (2004, p. 173).

It is in fine, wearable condition and with obvious age.

References

Hoek, C., et al, Ethnic Jewellery: From Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands, Pepin Press, 2004.

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

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