AUD $180.00

Pashtun, Elaborate Dangly Earhooks.

 

 

A really nice pair of elaborate silver earhooks, each with sixteeen jingly silver bells, hanging from an ornate circular disc with tube.

All swinging beneath a stylized silver flower made of stamped and applied circles, these surrounding a central embossed flower.

The bells have a light rattly jingle multiplied by a factor of 32!

Surprizingly to support these, the hook is not too thick, for all but beginners, being just about 1.6mm. (about 14 gauge.) But with all these jingly embellishments they are not light to wear, be warned, they weigh in at about 63 grams. (That's about 32 grams per ear, hmmm.)

They have a dull pewtery patina, but could happily respond to a very careful light polish, with a fresh dry silver polishing cloth, to pick up the highlights, whilst leaving the patina in the dents and grooves. (there are a few minor knocks and dents, that go with age, otherwise in good condition.) I've just given them a light polish to reveal their detail and even with only a dark shine it is easily visible.

They seem to have all their bits.

When you receive them, check the back, isn't the construction intriguing?  You can probably see this in the 3rd image.

See also PE113, if they are still available, for a very similar slightly larger, heavier pair pair. And try searching for "dangly" on this site.

Age: Mid/Late 20 th Century.

Size:  H 73 mm x W 39 mm

Weight: 63 grams.