TWO PAIRS OF QAJAR GOLD AND ENAMELLED PENDANT BELL-EARRINGS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
one set comprising three suspended pendant elements, decorated in polychrome enamels with floral and bird motifs on a gold ground, fringed with pearl-like elements, the other of larger dome-form with pendant gold petals, polychrome enamel floral design, round suspension hook
one pair: 10cm. height
other pair: 8cm. height (including hook)
Both in generally good condition with strong enamelling although some sections rubbed and ensuing losses, pearl-like elements in fact plastic, probably later replacements, very few of the gold pendants are missing, hooks for attaching possibly added/replaced at later date, as viewed.
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