• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 468

    A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, EMERALD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, EMERALD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Each with the arching earwire joined to a sheet criss-cross backing a pierced-work disk of peltae, the center with a wire threaded through an emerald bead, joined to a flat profiled panel with four wire loops on the reverse, each threaded through voluted pendants centered by bezel set pointed garnets and terminating in wires threaded through pearls
    Longer: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1980s.