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An excavated gold buckle


24k gold Kamagi "gear" necklace



PREVIEW | 13 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 10AM-6PM

Lot 331

A 22k Alfahor-style necklace and 22k escapulario

Mid 19th century, Paracale, Camarines Norte

Quick Overview

The alfajor chain is based on antique lace-like design brought by the Spaniards in the 1600s, and later to be classified as the typical Bicol-style alfajor because of the two parallel linkages. The pendant, also in 22k gold, is a beautifully crafted escapulario worn by devotees – in this case, must be a member of an opulent family – to honor and ask for intercession from the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this depiction in precious metal, she is shown standing on a base and wearing a crown and an aureola. Her garb is a court dress with intricate brocade embroidery. A crowned Child Jesus is cradled in her arms. Behind them is a swag of curtains held by rings in the corners, then allowed to drop freely, flanking the protagonists.  Filling up the frame are swirling scrolling foliates and rose flowers in varying sizes. Red cloth is used as backdrop. Behind is a pierced and engraved silver backing with flower and scrolling leaves design.

Availability: In stock

PHP 300,000 - 350,000
Item condition is available upon request

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