6939

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    Pair of Uzbek Gold, Turquoise & Coral Earrings

    Uzbek People, Central Asia
    19th century

    width: approximately 3.6cm, combined weight: 5.5g

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    Provenance

    private European collection

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    This fine pair of Central Asian earrings comprises gold hoops threaded with gold beads, coral beads and turquoise beads. A gold flattened disk impressed with petal motifs is at the centre of each loop.

    Nose rings that feature related beads and wirework are illustrated in Seiwert (2009, p. 192).

    The earrings have a splendid patina and are wearable.

    References

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

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

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