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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 450

    A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD, GARNET AND GLASS EARRINGS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD, GARNET AND GLASS EARRINGS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Each with granulated pyramids below the hinged ear-wire, the pendants conical in form, the surface of the shaft entirely covered in granulation, surmounted by two drop-shaped garnets, box-set and encircled by granulation, two circular cabochon garnets encircled by granulation and sheet gold petals, the shaft with a horizontal band of four circular collar-set cabochon garnets, four larger drop-shaped cabochon garnets similarly set above, terminating below in a cap joined to a cluster of four hollow spheres centered by inverted granulated pyramids
    Each: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1980s.