earring

One of a pair of silver-gilt earrings, crescent-shaped with down-turned hook, decorated in repoussé with butterfly, floral and foliage scrolls, bordered by key-fret bands. A triple-layered floral head with inlays of kingfisher feather is soldered at front, embellished with two tiny beads of pearl and coral. Three chained floliage pendants of same inlays are suspended from the floral head.

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