A wonderful pair of vintage 1970s Alva Studio earrings that are a reproductions of antique figural brass "Akan" goldweights used by the people of the Gold Coast in Africa to measure and trade gold in the 13th to 18th centuries.
The earrings in the form of coiled snakes are are fairly large size and are plated in a high carat gold so they are a bright and buttery yellow. These earrings have shepherds hook ear wires with safety fasteners and they are "new old stock" so have never been worn and come in the the original Alva Museum Replica, New York box.
A fascinating pair of ancient world inspired vintage statement earrings that are bound to attract curiosity and compliments, just wonderful!
MATERIALS: gold plated metal
MEASUREMENTS: 2" (50mm) top to bottom, the snakes measure 1-1/4" x 1" (30x28mm)
WEIGHT: 14.4 grams combined
MARKS: stamped 'ALVA' with the copyright symbol
CONDITION: in excellent condition, the thick gold plating is still intact with no loss. The gold wires are in perfect order. The original box shows age and foxing.
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Materials: Gold Plated Metal.