Antique Islamist c1800 Carved Carnelian Cufflinks in Retro Gold Mounts (ID:5294)


 Antique Dated Islamist carved intaglio carnelians set in 14k gold mounts. The intaglios are 200 years old - c1800. The mounts are from the Retro era, circa 1940's.


Measurements: total length of each cufflink is 1 inch (25mm). Carnelian is approx 3/4 inch and 21mm. Weigh 14.5grams.


Oval cufflinks in understated gold mounts. The carnelians are well matched in colour and despite the gold mount, show a lovely transluscency and play of light. The carving is exquisite and detailed with little floral and scrolling details. The writing Hejri Ghamari (Hijri Qamari) signifies Allah and a part of the Koran. Each stone is dated. ...............


The cufflinks are not hallmarked in any way, which is typical of vintage items, but were acid tested for at least 14k gold. They are dated according to Hajri Qamari 1234, which translates to circa 1813.


Condition: one of the carnelians has a shallow chip near the corner. Given the age of the piece, this is quite forgiveable.




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