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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

  • Place of origin:

    Saurashtra (Gujarat, made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and silvergilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Oppi Untracht

  • Museum number:

    IS.95:1, 2-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The circular discs have a central circular hole, and flat outer bands with applied stamped silver gilt motifs of birds, foliage and ornamental shapes. A silver gilt band threaded through the central hole holds the double barrelled upper elements in place.

Place of Origin

Saurashtra (Gujarat, made)


20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver and silvergilt


Height: 5.9 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of silver gilt earrings, India, 20th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Illustrated in Untracht, Oppi,Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames and Hudson, London, 1997, fig. 447, p.222


Silver; Silver gilt


Parcel gilding; Die stamping


Metalwork; Jewellery


South & South East Asia Collection

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