23 October 2007
A MOROCCAN GEMSET AND ENAMELLED GOLD PENDANT (TAZRA)
PROBABLY TANGIER, 19TH CENTURY
The central circular emerald on a raised roundel surrounded by inset smaller stones, within a wide surround of scolling wire-work enclosing panels of red, blue and green enamelling, the reverse plain, later attachment loop above, supported on multiple strands of seed-pearls
2¼in. (5.8cm.) high
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A similar tazra was sold in these Rooms, 17 April 2007, lot 332. Very similar workmanship can be seen on a larger example in the Musée des Oudaias (Marie-Rose Rabatié and André Goldenberg, Bijoux du Maroc, Aix-en-Provence, 1999, p.63-top).
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