THIS IS THE LARGEST KNOWN OF ITS KIND. PRIVATE ART COLLECTION PIECE LARGE TURKMEN TRIBAL ASYK PENDANT. FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONOF HARRY A. 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 early 1900’s or later 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. Collectible, museum quality, and 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. Franklin of Beverly Hills. African & Oceanic Art, Harry A. His interest in collecting began in the 1940s while working as an executive at an apparel company. By the mid-1950s, eager to pursue his passion for art and embark on a more adventurous career, he opened up his first gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, immersing himself in a world of art and scholarship. Franklin’s gallery quickly became a meeting place for adventurers, academics, museum curators and glamorous Hollywood personalities. Always charming and impeccably dressed, Franklin was renowned for his superb eye. Equally as comfortable with anthropologists as he was with film stars, he counted among his clients Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, John Huston, Vincent Price and many other notable art collectors across the United States and Europe. HARRY AND RUTH FRANKLIN. That sale included one of the world’s most beloved African statues, the Bangwa Queen – a superb statue from Cameroon that was famously photographed by Man Ray. 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 I. The item “Harry A. Franklin PRIVATE COLLECTION PIECE LARGE TURKMEN TRIBAL ASYK BREASTPLATE” is in sale since Friday, October 8, 2021. 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 Lakeland, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Jewelry Type: pendant asyk breastplate
- Material: Mixed Materials
- Metal: silver with gold guilding
- Vintage: Yes
- Main Stone: Carnelian