SOA77: Enamel and Gold
This pair of exquisite gold earrings were commissioned by the original owner, to be handmade by the very skilled Asian Indian craftsman who lived in Kampala Uganda before they were evacuated from the country by the military dictator, Idi Amin.They date from the late 1960s and are not marked but are 18 karat yellow gold. There is much labor and skill evident in the making of these beautiful earrings. I have included a photo of the backs of these earrings to illustrate how they were made, in order to no tbe so heavy, they would be uncomfortable to wear. To my knowledge, they have never been worn. Each dangle ends with a single gold ball. Many pieces which collectively make up each earring are faceted for extra brilliance and shine. Each earring features a teardrop shaped element that has been enameled in turquoise or orchid colors.. These are in excellent condition and very delicate. The back has a push on/ screw on back to secure the earring. PLEASE NOTE! THE POST IS RIBBED LIKE A SCREW AND IS FAIRLY THICK. You will be able to insert these into the pierced holes in your earlobes, if the holes are large enough or open enough to accommodate them. The back then screws on to secure them to your earlobe. THE POST MEASURES approximately 1mm, perhaps a hair over. These weigh 9 grams on my postal scale, measuring both. They are very dazzling and unique. You're sure to receive compliments, wearing these, as they are one of a kind vintage with provenance. I sell vintage and antique items with a history; oftentimes items may show wear from a former life. I always try to note any serious condition issues. Please contact me if you have additional questions regarding the condition of the item. Photos are considered part of the description. From top to bottom, these measure 2" long.
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