Antique Tibetan Pendant, Tibetan Hair Bead Ornament, Mixed Metal Alloy
This is a rather large, late 19th century or early 20th century traditional mixed metal alloy, with very low silver content Tibetan Hair Bead ornament pendant worn by married women.
The front is decorated with four turquoise stone cabochons and a central coral bead set in lac. There is very fine silver twisted wire beading and a circle of raised shot beads around the center stone. There is a row of repousse lotus petals.
This Tibetan Hair Bead was very heavily tarnished when I acquired it and I have cleaned some of the surface oxidization away. A rare piece of Tibetan jewellery.
The Tibetan Hair Bead is in very good condition and further tarnish can be cleaned away.
In the center of the backing plate there is a as detailed in the listing photo, a bar for stringing. Â I have attached a black 56 cm (22") handmade Indian cotton cord with a looped end for closing and the pendant hangs very well - it does not hang forward.
Tibetan Hair Bead Length: 8 cm (3")
Tibetan Hair Bead Width: 8. cm (3")
Tibetan Hair Bead Height: 2.cm (3/4")
Weight: 83.6 grams (2.94 oz.)
Cotton Cord: 56 cm (22")