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Enamelled Silver Necklace (Chandraseni Har)
Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
length: 50cm as worn (about 100cm in total): weight: 712g
This impressive, large silver necklace is from the estate of the renown Indian jewellery expert Oppi Untracht. It is also published in his seminal book Traditional
Jewelry of India as a full-page illustration on page 356.
It comprises five silver plates decorated with floral motifs in blue and green enamel work, and joined by multiple chains shaped like daisy chains. Each of the
plates is further decorated by having bunches of suspended silver jangles.
Such a necklace would have been women by women in Himachal Pradesh during festivals.
A related example also is illustrated in Hoek (2004, p. 131).
The example here is wearable, stable and in excellent condition with only trivial losses and imperfections.
Untracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997 - page 356.
Hoek, C., et al, Ethnic Jewellery: From Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands, Pepin Press, 2004.
Untracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.
From the estate of the late Oppi Untracht.
Inventory no.: 5019 SOLD
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