Franklin FORMER PRIVATE ART COLLECTION PIECE LARGE TURKMEN TRIBAL ASYK PENDANT. FROM HIS PRIVATE COLLECTION. CATALOG MARKING IS STILL INTACT AS PICTURED. PLEASE SEE PICTURES FOR CONDITION, THIS IS A TRUE WORK OF ART. SOME BACK GROUND AND DETAILS. Franklin was a pioneering dealer and collector of ethnographic art who owned a gallery in Beverly Hills and died in 1983. Franklin began collecting art in 1938, opened his first gallery in 1955. Although he initially collected paintings, he soon moved into so-called primitive art and was widely revered as one of the earliest collectors to appreciate its aesthetic worth. Antique Turkmen Large Asyk Pendant. This large Antique Turkmen Asyk Pendant was ornately handcrafted in high grade Silver in the late 1800s or early 1900’s by Turkmen Tribal Jewelry artisans. The gold-gilded design of stylized flames and bird wings is a traditional Turkmen motif, intended to bless the wearer with heaven’s bounty. Large vibrant carnelians in a raised bezels sits in the center, strategically placed to ward off the evil eye and bring blessings and protection to the wearer. A rich, warm age patina remains intact as a testament to years of loving wear and to the delight of collectors. This old Silver Asyk was expertly handcrafted with a large bail to wear on a favorite chain, cord, or ribbon. This size and motif are quite rare, it is a museum relic, and a wearable Antique Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Silver Asyk. Asyk pendants are classically Turkmen, given to women as engagement and wedding gifts by well-wishers offering blessings, while adding to the bride’s personal wealth. Turkmen Asyks come in a variety of sizes and surface designs, but always with the same unique shape and purpose. This is a particularly beautiful old piece of Collectible Museum Quality Turkmen Tribal Jewellery that is more than 100 years old. Excellent condition with rich patina. From the Private Collection of the Late Harry A. Size = 7 inches long x 4.2 inches wide (1 inch = 2.54 cm). Weight = 6.6 oz (185 grams). Material = High-grade Silver with Gold Gilding with raised carnelian inlays. Will Be WELL PACKAGED AND PADDED TO ENSURE YOU GET WHAT YOU SEE AS YOU SEE IT!! WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET! The item “Harry A. Franklin PRIVATE COLLECTION PIECE LARGE TURKMEN TRIBAL ASYK BREASTPLATE” is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry”. The seller is “junktronics1979″ and is located in Ocklawaha, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Jewelry Type: Necklace, Pendant
- Main Stone: Carnelian
- Modified Item: No
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkmenistan