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    Pair of Uzbek Gold Earrings with Pearls & Semi-Precious Stones

    Uzbek People, Central Asia, including Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan
    early 20th century



    private European collection

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    This pair of gold earrings is set with pearls, semi-precious stones and fine gold beads decorated with exquisite granulation work.

    A similar pair is illustrated in Hoek (2004, p. 105).

    A single example is illustrated in van Cutsem (2005, p. 82) and described as a nose ring, but the presence of a pair here and other pairs illustrated elsewhere suggest that these are earrings. Another possibility is that they could be both.


    van Cutsem, A., A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia Oceania, America, Skira, 2005.

    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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