Vintage Tajikistan / Uzbekistan silver and coral / dowry wedding necklace from early 20th century.
The necklace originates from Central Asia.
The necklace has 6 rows of beautiful coral beads and high quality silver beads, acid tested.
Some of the silver beads have "proof" of very old age and use, they are not all perfect intact beads, some are dented or broken, see pictures.
There are also old glass beads, shell beads and 5 small brass or copper beads.
The necklace is strung on a cotton thread. A simple lobster clasp is closing the necklace.
Similar necklace can be found in the book " A World of Necklaces " which describes the remarkable Ghysels collection of ethnic jewelry. (page 201).
Length necklace is 93 cm (36.5")
Flat silver beads are 3,5 cm (1.4")
Coral beads are average 0,5 mm
Weight is 231 grams.
- Region/ country
- Coral, Silver +800
- 1st half 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 3×3×93 cm
- 231 g