AUD $130.00

Bedouin, Old Glass Pendant

 A Bedouin Pendant, possibly from Oman, utilizing a very old bauble or pendant with a more recent glass bead added. This pendant appears to be a composite piece recycling older units, as such it is saving and representing some lovely older ingredients. These may otherwise have been lost to being melted down and re used.

Made to be suspended from a twisted wire loop (5 mm) which will easily take a cord or chain.

The glass bead is not an antique, judging by its shine, a soft pink coral made to imitate the valued Coral that had to be traded for and is often imitated for both its prestige and Talismanic qualities. The colour and texture is a nice copy of "angel's blush" coral, even down to some tiny holes and pits.

The metal has a very old, rich patina so I would avoid polishing it as you will either remove the age or damage it by detaching details caught in the cloth. Some of the balls are missing but judging by the patina these went long ago, there are also some dents as would be expected for an item of this age.

We were lucky enough to pickup four of these pieces some time ago in Bahrain or Dubai, (I've had them hanging on the wall in our workshop for most of this century, and forgotten their origins) there is a pair to this one see YP103, and two others YP104 and YP105.

 

Age: Early/Mid 20th Century

Size: H 46 mm x W 21 mm

Weight: 14 grams