Incredibly stunning and a fine specimen of tribal Uzbek jewelry. Fringed with coral and silver beads, this large pendant has a beautiful and finely detailed stamped motif, featuring stylized peacocks guarding the Tree of Life- a symbol of fertility. It has been lined with another silver sheet at the back, with a thin layer of wax/lac filling in between- for strength and to maintain the relief of the stamping.
We've strung this gorgeous piece of jewelry on a waxed cotton cord. A sliding Channapatna wooden lacquered bead allows one to play with the length.
Composition: ~ 80%- 90% Silver + coral.
Stamped: No visible markings.
Measurements: 8 cms long and 4.4 cms at the widest.
Weight: Approximately 16 gms for the pendant alone. Total weight with the cord is around 18.5 gms.
Age: mid 20th century.
Country of origin: Uzbekistan
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.