18th century Italian tassel on a polished calcite cube with coordinating natural-forming baroque pearls.
This tassel originally came from a church in Italy. Many tassels were used to decorate churches on religious feast days. Others were commonly used to decorate 18-19th century French and Italian chandeliers.
The hand-carved, gold leaf tassel is mounted onto the calcite cube and adorned with natural forming baroque pearls. The historical piece is put together in a contemporary sculptural form - Interpreting the past to create a piece entirely original, evolving in its own right.
Size: 10" high x 2" wide x 2" deep