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Be very careful inside the museum, whatever you do, don?t touch the glass cases surrounding the exhibits, as this sets off the alarm. It happened several times whilst we were in there: loud sirens and a loudspeaker warning in Farsi. We didn?t see any guards run in with handcuffs or anything like that though, which was a bit disappointing.

Picture one shows three little brooches made in the shape of a duck and two swans. They stem from the 19th century and are fashioned from blister pearls and are adorned with diamonds. While the swans have white pearls, the little duck has a black pearl. You can see one of the swans is carrying a gem in its beak.

Picture two shows a diamond brooch in the shape of a bird, with its crest and eye made from rubies. This was, in my opinion, one of the nicer brooches.

Picture three shows one of a pair of candlestick which were found at either side just inside the entrance. It is set with emeralds and pearls hanging from the wax guard. The two candlesticks were used on either side of the Peacock Throne (see later tip) during ceremonial occasions in the Golsetan Palace (see separate tip for Golestan Palace).

Picture four shows a rather odd looking object, which is in fact a water pipe decorated with emeralds, diamonds rubies and pearls. From the early 1800s.

Picture five shows another water pipe from the 19th century set with spiral rows of turquoises and rubies.

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  • Written Jun 13, 2007
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