...."Poporo Quimbaya" | Openwork Filigree Pendant..Pendentif ajouré "Poporo Quimbaya"....

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...."Poporo Quimbaya" | Openwork Filigree Pendant..Pendentif ajouré "Poporo Quimbaya"....

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This pendant was inspired by a detail taken from a pre-Hispanic artefact called “poporo” displayed in the Gold Museum in Bogota, dating back to the Early Quimbaya period (200 AD – 1000 AD).

Eldorado jewellery in 24K gold plate is particularly remarkable for its elegant and warm satiny finish that diffuses light.

  • 24K gold-plated pewter (nickel-free tin with a little copper)

  • Diam. Ø : 3 cm

  • Handcrafted in Colombia

This necklace es delivered in a gift box.

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Ce pendentif ajouré s’inspire d’un détail de “poporo” (récipient à chaux) préhispanique datant de la période Quimbaya Ancien (200 – 1000 apr. J.-C.), conservé au musée de l’Or de Bogota en Colombie.

Tous les modèles de cette collection sont en pewter recouvert d’or mat 24 carats. Le pewter est un alliage étain-cuivre très utilisé en bijouterie et ne contenant pas de nickel. Les bijoux Eldorado se distinguent par leur élégante brillance satinée qui réfléchit et diffuse la lumière.

  • Diam. Ø : 3 cm

  • Réalisé à la main en Colombie

Ce bijou est livré dans un écrin CALAME accompagné d’une notice explicative précisant la culture ainsi que la datation du modèle d’origine.

Les frais de port sont offerts à partir de 100€ de commande.

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About the Quimbaya metallurgy

The Quimbaya lived in valleys in farming and mining communities. Early Quimbaya people cast very fine objects such as poporos - a container with a lid that holds the lime powder that is chewed, together with coca leaves, to facilitate the absorption of stimulants - inspired by plant forms. Most of the cast pieces, either solid or hollow with openwork, were skilfully produced by the technique known as the lost-wax method. These pieces were modelled in beeswax and fully enveloped with several layers of fine clay. Once finished, the mould was fired and the melted wax left its form on the inside. The molten gold-copper alloy, called tumbaga, was then poured into the mould to cast the final piece.

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