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Gold Necklace
South India
19th century

opened full length: approx. 42cm, weight: 30g

This fine, striking necklace of gold spheres and engraved gold plaques attached to a black cord is from South India. The spheres are filled with resin.

The gold latch is possibly later - perhaps dating to the end of the 19th century - in order to make the necklace more wearable in a modern setting.

References:
Utracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 4567 SOLD

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