Antique Jewelry at Auction

By James Tarmy - 2013-03-28T14:50:21Z

Courtesy Bonham's, via Bloomberg

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Gold Hair Ornament

From the ancient region of Gandhara, 1st century A.D. It's in a rosette form with granulation on the pointed outer petals. A garnet is set inside the rounded inner petals.

Provenance: Private American collection

Estimated to sell for $4,000-6,000 at Bonham's March 18th Indian, Himalayan, & Southeast Asian Art sale, but didn't sell.