ANTIQUE 22K GOLD LOOP EARRINGS FINE SCULPTURE DESIGN - For Sale

ANTIQUE 22K GOLD LOOP EARRINGS FINE SCULPTURE DESIGN
Price: $500.00
Antique 22carat gold loop earrings with exquisite fine geometric ornament. Made Tamil Nadu, India, 19th - early 20th century. Length of earring is 7/8 inches. Width is a little over 1/2 inch. Weight is 7.4grams. Beautiful loops with filigree borders. One side of earring is adorned with sculptural geometric shapes - pyramids, globes and granulation of various sizes. Two sides have tiny extentions -with minute detail, scarcely visible to the naked eye. One of them serves as the terminal of a tiny screw. WHen undone, the earring opens. (see ''photos). Good condition. Good antique Mughal / Indian jewellery combines the wonders of ages gone by with amazing design and delicacy executed by outstanding craftsmen and is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain as it grows in appreciation throughout the world. In her book on Indian earrings, page 231, Waltraud Ganguly explains that the design is a snake, symbol of eternity (with it''s tail in it''s mouth). These earrings, called Ananthamudichu are ''practically extinct'' today. ''They need only one hinge; the screw-head is a part of the geometrical decoration and is not detectable as such when closed.'' She also tells us that the Victoria and Albert Museum, London owns a pair of Ananthamudichu, donated in 1851 to the exhibition of that year. Status: For Sale Reference#: 3936 Condition: good Year: 1890 Title: ANTIQUE 22K GOLD LOOP EARRINGS FINE SCULPTURE DESIGN

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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