• Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 477

    A MIDDLE BYZANTINE OR ISLAMIC GOLD BEAD NECKLACE

    CIRCA 8TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A MIDDLE BYZANTINE OR ISLAMIC GOLD BEAD NECKLACE
    CIRCA 8TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.
    With seventeen beads composed of gold sheet cut out to form a openwork designs embellished by filigree and granulation, some with circles with cruciform motifs and some with circles within circles, round and oval bezels vertically between, now set with turquoise and blue glass, interspersed with turquoise beads; strung with a modern hook-and-loop closure
    24¾ in. (62.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Patti Cadby Birch, New York, acquired in the 1960s.


    Literature

    Schmuck aus Persien, Die Sammlung Patti C. Birch im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Exhibition catalogue, Pforzheim, 1974.
    Ukrashenenyja Vostoka iz kollekcii Patti Cadby Birch, Exhibition catalogue: The State Hermitage and Pushkin Museum, Paris, 1999.


    Exhibited

    Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Schmuck aus Persien, 6 July - 29 September 1974.
    Pushkin Museum, Moscow, 12 November - 12 December 1999.
    Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 26 January - 19 March 2000.