Ruby & Gold Pendant & Necklace
This fine necklace comprises two rows of well-matched spherical rubies, and a flexible pendant of high-grade gold segments arrayed in a ladder style and with foliate finials at either end. Three tassels of rubies are suspended from the pendant.
The style of the pendant is unusual but not unlike the long, elaborate gold South Indian hair ornaments known as
jadai nagam, in terms of construction, although on a much more reduced scale.
Mattet, L. (ed.),
Icons in Gold: Jewelry of India from the Collection of the Musee Barbier-Muller, Somogy Art Publishers, 2005.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 1861