ANTIQUE 22K GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS GORGEOUS WORKMANSHIP - For Sale

ANTIQUE 22K GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS GORGEOUS WORKMANSHIP
Price: $1500.00
Antique 22 carat gold filigree earrings. Made about 100 years ago, or more, in India. Measure7/8 inches in diameter. Weigh 11.4 grams. Outstanding filigree and gold craftsmanship. From the front, earrings are a swirling disk of concentric circles. Beginning with a large half-globe in the center with radiating lines leading to smaller bud-shaped globes. Around this is a ring of gold wire, curved to face right and connected to a border of fine filigree. The outer border is a double ring of gold granulation - alternating with each other to form an openwork pattern. The back of the earrings in the form of a large, hollow tube, ending in a collar of double granulation. This would have gone through the vastly distended holes in the earlobes of the original owner of the earrings. A pair of loops would probably have supported additional dangling decorations. Fortunately, it was easy to accommodate the modern wearer by simply adding a modern loop, suitable for regular pierced ears. This was done without compromising the wonderful original construction of the earrings. Very good condition. No damage of any sort. 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. An ear ornament excavated from Taxila in the Punjab and dating to the 1st century AD (now in a museum in Pakistan), with many similarities to this pair of earrings (if somewhat less refined), is shown on page 68 of Usha R Bala Krishnan and Meera Sushil Kumar''s book, Dance of the Peacock. Status: For Sale Reference#: 3935 Condition: good Year: 1890 Title: ANTIQUE 22K GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS GORGEOUS WORKMANSHIP

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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