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Blackberry-shaped earrings

The artefact

This set of precious earrings are referred to as a mora, blackberry-shaped, and it is representative of the Sardinia’s original goldsmith tradition. In this precious pendant, the tiny baroque pearls are mounted using a thin gold thread. Special attention was paid in the decoration of the upper part of the jewel, featuring fine open-work leaves and hand-engraved.


Materiali: Gold, Pearls
Tecniche di lavorazione: Filigree, Beading, Engraving and repoussage (embossing)
Dimensioni: Width cm 1 ; Height cm 4
Località di produzione: Cagliari

Artigiano: Gioielleria Carta
Settore: Jewels

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