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Fine, Gilded-Silver & Turquoise Cloak Ornament (Droling Droden)
Central Tibet
19th century

diameter: 8.4cm, weight: 55.3g

This beautiful cloak ornament is if gilded or gold plated copper set with turquoise cabochon tiles.  The ornament comprises a circle of thick ribbed or 'pearled'
wire, plus four tear-shaped panels around a central round panel all set with turquoise and four chased leaf-like elements. Each of the four tear-shaped panels
is additionally decorated with applied granulation work terminals.

Related gold cloak ornaments set with turquoise are illustrated in Casey Singer (1996, p. 118-19) and Ghose (106, p. 109).

The ornament is in excellent condition.

References:
Casey Singer, J., Gold Jewelry from Tibet and Nepal, Thames & Hudson, 1996.
Ghose, M. (ed.),
Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 4582 SOLD

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