7500.00 for set
This eye-catching set of hi-karat gold earrings (MAJP.1003) is attributed to the Sinu horizon of Colombia dating c.800-1500AD. Measuring 2 ½” wide from jaguar nose to jaguar nose and 1 5/8” from the top of the ring to the base of the earring, this superb set of unusually fine lost wax pieces was brought into the U.S. legally in the middle 20th Century by K. Klassen, once well-known collector and dealer of Pre-Columbian art. Exhibiting a few non-weakening casting flaws that are pretty typical in items of this complexity, contemporary gold clasps for pierced ears have been added. The photos in this group show both sides of each earring along with close-ups of the ready-to pounce ½’ long jaguars. Each earring weighs about ½ ounce, not counting the clip. The pair is presented in a black felt covered and lined box with impressions in which to set each piece. Another rare item from the owner’s collection, it comes with a descriptive card for exhibiting, a map of Colombia outlining the Sinu area, and our statement on the receipt guaranteeing authenticity and legality. Select or ask any question by referring to the Trocadero Item Number at the top of this page, or to the Inventory Number shown in brackets in the first sentence above. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings and limit your browsing time, try our “TWELVE different items on a single page format” by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have up to twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as INDIAN, PRECOLUMBIAN, STONE, POT, GOLD, etc. Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photo.