Antique / vintage earrings ear pendants. Made in India circa 1950. Measurements: A little under 1 3/4 inches (4.5cm) long, not including the wires.
Description : Entirely made of gold, the earrings have a round flattish surmount, of openwork gold depicting a swan or goose in front of a lotus flower. The same lattice-like cut and pierced gold openwork form bell drops, connected via links to the surmounts. A ring of pierced squares along the bottom and attached golden globes forming a fringe, each one able to move independantly.
The wires are likely recent replacements for women with'European' pierced ears (not huge holes). The lattice work reflects the Persian and Moslem influence of the area. Very strong design both within the gold work and the overall shapes of bells and discs. High quality workmanship and great design, full of movement and aesthetically very appealing. Highly wearable as much for today's modern women as for the wealthy tribal ladies who may have owned them originally.
Perfect earrings for a bride or wedding. Marks: As to be expected, there are no gold marks. Gold was acid tested to ensure purity. Stays for at least 22k. Condition: Good with negligible wear commensurate with age.
Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Antique Indian earrings like this are extremely difficult to find. Most of it was melted years ago and now that collectors have realised the scarcity of items like this, there is a crazy scramble to find it and in India, a premium is paid for this old gold work.Today, the quality of this handwork cannot be repeated. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return.
Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Antique Vintage Earrings 22k Gold Jhumki Bells Swan Goose Indian Wedding (6491)" is in sale since Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Asian & East Indian". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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