Vintage silver Yemeni pendant - 'Warda'
A large pendant from Yemen, also known as a 'Warda' medallion. It was made in the 1950s from good quality silver (tested). It features fine granulation work and intricate filigree design and has fourteen dangles. A very ornate piece, unique and rare, the central medallion on a bridal necklace. It is stunning. In excellent condition.
155 mm (h) inc. dangles x 65 mm (w)
Ransom, M., Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Yemeni Jewelry, AUC Press, 2014.
Borel, F., The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry: From the Colette and Jean-Pierre Ghysels Collection, Thames & Hudson, 1994.