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Large Vintage Silver Kazakh Pendant & Chain


Authentic vintage Kazakh high-grade silver pendant and old silver chain, made in the 1960s. This large, gilded pendant is very ornately decorated with traditional motifs and patterns. At the centre is a dark red glass cabochon, further embellished with traditional Kazakh design in fine silver work. This pendant has two bales for ease of wearing and is supplied with a lovely chain (see photo). A wonderful decorative and wearable pendant in good vintage condition. 




High-grade silver, gilded-silver & glass


4.95 cm (h) x 6.55 cm (w)


50.7 g




Stokmans, M.E. (2008) Ethnic jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands: The René Van der Star Collection ; published on the occasion of the exhibition of the ethnic jewellery collection of René van der Star in the Rotterdam Kunsthal, the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Pepin. p. 108

Kalter, J. (1983) The Arts and Crafts of Turkestan. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd. p. 127

Geoffroy-Schneiter, B. (2011) Asian jewellery: Ethnic rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, belts, head ornaments from the Ghysels Collection. Milano: Skira. p. 67

Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p. 131