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Awsome Turkoman Gilded Silver and Agate Necklace. XIX Century.
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Awsome Turkoman Gilded Silver and Agate Necklace. XIX Century.

Awsome Turkoman Gilded Silver and Agate Necklace. XIX Century.



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Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, Turkoman (Turkman) Tekke peoples, ca. 19th century CE., A stunning high quality silver (93% silver) bridal necklace composed of three interior crosses flanked by and connected to eight bulbous lateral elements, a small square with scalloped top and bottom rims below, and a trio of dangling bell-shaped ornaments. The necklace is adorned with 8 faceted green and 6 faceted red glass cabochons, 12 polished ovoid agates set within similarly-shaped bezels, 16 small silver bells dangling from the interior components, and 22 similar bells hanging from the bottom three bell ornaments. Layers of soft 12K gilding embellish many of smaller panels applied to the silver components and imbue this necklace with an elegant presentation. Created for a woman to wear on her wedding day, this is a fabulous example of high-quality Turkomen artistry! Size: 4.625″ W x 24.25″ H (11.7 cm x 61.6 cm); quality of silver: 93%; quality of gold: 12K; total weight: 545 grams., This piece has been has been tested for the presence or absence of particular elements via XRF elemental analysis. A basic 1-page summary of the XRF screening will accompany purchase, identifying each element present in the sample, as well as the quantity of elements present. A more complete analysis detailing historical data / comparisons is available for additional charge – please contact us., Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Beverly Hills, California, USA collection

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