AUD $88.00

Uzbek "Gilt" Silver Earrings.

Gilt silver “Bukharan style” earrings probably made by Uzbek or Kazak Silversmiths in Northern Afghanistan. (I could be wrong these may actually be from Bukhara in Uzbekistan.)
With 5 drops of dangling small round glass beads featuring "evil eyes', these are quite good, contemporary interpretations of old Islamic glass beads.

The gilt has a convincingly rich, warm 22 ct glow to it, over almost "sterling silver" stamped/embossed  Kazak "false granulation" and scrolls separating the very subtly coloured enamel areas. The background is a very gentle "blackbirds' egg" blue with highlights. (I think this pair are really proper baked enamel,  and therefore may be from Bukhara and probably older. You may ask why I say this, well, the colour is opaque and there are a few tiny pits or holes left by bubbles.)

Whilst not all the stones are real in this range, I'd say these lapis domes are .......

I consider these to be very wearable contemporary Tribal Costume Jewellery.

Perfect for sophisticated Belly Dancers, light with fine, colourful detail but not too long for general wear.
The hook for the ear, is of a “"largish" easily worn size of just less than 1 mm.

Age: 21st Century (?)

Size: H 107 mm x W 33 mm.

Weight: 27 grams