Egyptian Chandelier Silver Earrings with Clip On Mechanism
A fantastic pair of Egyptian Chandelier Silver earrings from the Mid Century. The earrings are formed in the star and crescent moon motif. The top part is shaped from filigree as a star and is decorated with silver domes that surround the turquoise glass cabochon. The lower part is also made of intricate filigree and shaped as a crescent moon and adorned with three turquoise glass cabochons. From the bottom dangle five disc dangles, each stamped with the Egyptian assay mark for 80% pure silver. The earrings are clip ons and the mechanism works well. A beautiful example of peasant Egyptian jewelry. You can see similar samples in Azza Fahmy's book: The Enchanted Jewellery of Egypt.
- Length 6 cm or 2 3/8".
- Width is 2.5 cm or 1" at widest.
- Weight is 14.7 g.