Gold, Silver & Diamond Earrings
late 19th century-early 20th century
length (each): 3.5cm
This splendid pair of earrings comprises two rows in three circular settings each of large table-cut Golconda diamonds surrounded by smaller old-cut diamonds in silver settings on gold.
The central diamonds are in kundun settings and the surrounding diamonds are in claw settings. The settings are similar to those used on a set of diamond buttons (p. 205) and a necklace (p. 108) in the treasury of the Nizam of Hyderabad (Bala Krishnan, 2001).
The earrings have posts and push-back clips.
The earrings are in fine, stable and wearable condition. All the diamonds are intact.
Bala Krishnan, U.R., Jewels of the Nizams, Department of Culture, Government of India, 2001.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 2639