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Lot 0056B
Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 5th to 4th century CE. A stunning pair of 20K gold pennanular earrings, each one composed of hollow spheres alternating with granular rings and terminating with granules flanking a hinged arching earwire. A breathtaking example of wearable art from the ancient goldsmiths of the Eastern Mediterranean. Just imagine this pair of shimmering 20K gold beauties gleaming in the sunlight more than 1500 years ago! Size: 1" L x 1.125" W (2.5 cm x 2.9 cm); Weight: 5.5 grams

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Christie's, New York, Sale 2771, December 13, 2013, Lot 246; ex-private New York, USA collection, acquired in 1992; ex-Francesca Artuner, Brussels

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Some expected denting to hollow spheres. Hinges are frozen, but a reputable jeweler could suspend from a new setting to make wearable.

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Mediterranean 20K Gold Earrings - 5.5 g - ex-Christie's

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000Jun 20, 2018