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Morocco | A gem-set gold head-dress with a pair of ceremonial earrings (Khros), | ca. 18th Century | 56'250£ ~ Sold | Such a lavishly adorned head-dress would have been worn on the bride's veil, which covered her head and was further decorated with hanging ornaments, including a pair of long ceremonial earrings such as those accompanying the present crown. For a visual image of the overall sumptuous effect of this accessory, please see: Gonzalez 1994, p.185, no.138.

Morocco | A gem-set gold head-dress with a pair of ceremonial earrings (Khros), | ca. 18th Century | 56'250£ ~ Sold | Such a lavishly adorned head-dress would have been worn on the bride's veil, which covered her head and was further decorated with hanging ornaments, including a pair of long ceremonial earrings such as those accompanying the present crown. For a visual image of the overall sumptuous effect of this accessory, please see: Gonzalez 1994, p.185, no.138.

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Africa | Woman's Kaftan | Tetouan, 19th century/ Exposition organisée par Rachida ALAOUI à la Fondation PB Yves Saint Laurent Paris en 2008 / photo D. COHAS

Africa | Woman's Kaftan | Tetouan, 19th century/ Exposition organisée par Rachida ALAOUI à la Fondation PB Yves Saint Laurent Paris en 2008 / photo D. COHAS

Bracelet | 'Sun and Moon' bracelet from Tetouan region, Morocco.  silver, gold and enamel. | From the Ghysels Collection; see page 21 from the book, a World of Bracelets.

Bracelet | 'Sun and Moon' bracelet from Tetouan region, Morocco. silver, gold and enamel. | From the Ghysels Collection; see page 21 from the book, a World of Bracelets.

A MOROCCAN EMERALD AND AMETHYST INSET GOLD NECKLACE (LEBBA)   FEZ, 18TH CENTURY   Comprising a necklace of melon-fluted gold beads suspending nine multiple pendants, each with a large central inset cusped panel, smaller cusped panel below and upper triangular panel, lower crescent pendant, each panel inset, the larger with alternating emeralds and amethysts within bands of contrasting gemstones, also with engraved designs and enamelled details

A MOROCCAN EMERALD AND AMETHYST INSET GOLD NECKLACE (LEBBA) FEZ, 18TH CENTURY Comprising a necklace of melon-fluted gold beads suspending nine multiple pendants, each with a large central inset cusped panel, smaller cusped panel below and upper triangular panel, lower crescent pendant, each panel inset, the larger with alternating emeralds and amethysts within bands of contrasting gemstones, also with engraved designs and enamelled details

Persia | Necklace composed of a series of six vari-cut ruby and diamond paisley plaques, each centering upon a foil-backed pear-shaped emerald or simulated emerald accent, enhanced by cabochon emerald and seed pearl trim, joined by pearl spacers, to the two-strand pearl backchain, and clasp of similar design, mounted in gold | ca. mid to late 19th century

Persia | Necklace composed of a series of six vari-cut ruby and diamond paisley plaques, each centering upon a foil-backed pear-shaped emerald or simulated emerald accent, enhanced by cabochon emerald and seed pearl trim, joined by pearl spacers, to the two-strand pearl backchain, and clasp of similar design, mounted in gold | ca. mid to late 19th century

Morocco | Pair of earrings ~ Kher'oz ~ gold, baroque pearls, emeralds, various gemstones, enamel, niello | Fez, late 18th century | 38'000€ ~ sold (Aug '10)

Morocco | Pair of earrings ~ Kher'oz ~ gold, baroque pearls, emeralds, various gemstones, enamel, niello | Fez, late 18th century | 38'000€ ~ sold (Aug '10)

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