Antique Ear Plug in Engraved White Metal

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This antique tapered ear plug is the type of jewel that inspired our modern body jewelry. It looks quite like the Tsabit gauged hoop earrings worn by the North African Tuareg Tribe. The curved half-hoop has a round plug at one end and a large, decorative terminal at the other. The decorative terminal is elegantly sculpted and engraved with geometric patterns. Cast in a white base metal, this ear plug is not hypo-allergenic. It is gorgeous, though. Circa 1900.

Details.....The ring measures 2.36" across. One terminal measures 16.8mm wide and the other is 9mm wide. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.

Item #JJ104

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