AUD $180.00

Uzbek, Gilt Silver Pendant

A protective, triangular fire gilt silver pendant, with small chips of various green Turquoises, surrounding an Oval Red Glass Dome (pale translucent red, with tiny scratches and flaws, see image, checking my notes, I’ve just burrowed for it to confirm, no it’s NOT old plastic. The photo is very deceptive, it’s older than plastic, and colder.)
Accross the base, it is complimented by 7 twisted wire dangles, each with an orangey, genuine Red Coral twig.
Part of a complex triple necklace, incorporating earrings as well! (there is an example of a complete piece, on the “Ethnic Silver” website, which is quite superb, but belongs in a museum or collection, probably being too elaborate to wear.)
Our piece, however is only a unit, and therefore smaller, affordable and wearable, whilst still being genuine. An overall grime tones down the gold, and the silver has a dark patina, filled with resin, the silver has many character knocks.
It is in fairly good condition, allowing for five of the Turquoises having escaped over the years.
Top suspension ring is not big (3mm) allowing the use of only a cord or chain, unless you want to thread it through the tiny remnant pin holes (4 on each side) from it’s glory days.
From the city of Khiva, in Khorezm, in the west of what is now Uzbekistan.
Note: it was in the slave markets of Khiva and Bukhara, that the Turkoman Raiders sold their Persian captives.

Age: 19 th/ Early 20 th Century.

Size: W 55 mm x H 57 mm

Weight: 18 grams