DescriptionGold, Glass Earrings, Jean Mahie
The 22k gold "Pamide" earrings feature two detachable pendants, one abstract gold, the other cylinder shaped 'multi-fiori' Roman glass, circa 1st century A.D. Unsigned, attributed to Jean Mahie. Gross weight 32.60 grams.
Earring Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-1/2 inches
Gold Drop Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 15/16 inch
Glass Drop Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1/4 inch
*Note: Earrings are designed for pierced ears, and are easily converted
The Property of Betty Reed Edwards Woodward Ellis
Designer: Jean Mahie
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: These lovely and unusual earrings were purchased by the consignor from Neiman Marcus, who retailed Jean Mahie jewelry. Although unsigned, they are attributed to Mahie and are accompanied by a copy of a hand written note from Jean Mahie with a photograph of the pendants and a description, dated 1/20/98. Retail price of drops alone is $2350.
Jean Mahie: Contemporary Tunisian designer, Jean Mahie’s infatuation with gold allows her to create handmade, one-of-a-kind, extraordinary pieces. Her designs draw influence from Roman, Greek, and Phoenician Art. She appreciates the primitive nature of the design elements and transfers the concepts into creative pieces. Mahie considers gold to be a living metal due to its strong ability to conduct heat, and thinks of it as “a part of her.” Neiman Marcus introduced the Jean Mahie jewelry collection to the U.S. in 1970.
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