Our catalogue > Indian & Sri Lankan Jewellery

Showcased here are all the fine examples of jewellery & items of adornment that we have for sale from India and Sri Lanka (items from the Naga people are to be found in the Southeast Asian Jewellery section).

Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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9518

Ladakh Twelve-Strand Coral, Turquoise & Silver Bead Necklace (Ultik)

Ladakh, Himalayan India
19th century

circumference: 57cm, length of central band: 6.2cm, weight: 314g

Provenance

UK art market

8966

Indian Wearable Silver & Amber Bead Necklace

India
19th century

circumference: 70cm, width of main bead: approximately 2.8cm, weight: 47g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

5137

Gold Parsi (Parsee) Portrait Brooch set with Fifty Diamonds, & another Portrait

Bombay, India
19th century

diamond brooch: 3.4cm x 2.8cm, unmounted portrait: 2.8cm x 2.4cm

Provenance

from a Parsi family, originally from Bombay, and now based in northern England. The identities of the men featured in the portraits are unknown however.

9243

Unusual Silver Torque Neck Ring with Haj Associations

Northern India or Pakistan
second half of the 20th century

width: 18.5cm, weight: 143g

Provenance

UK art market

8071

Selection of Silver & Gilded Silver Trade Beads

India, Sri Lanka, Central Asia, Indonesia, Morocco
19th century

length of strand: 56.5cm, weight: 119g

Provenance

Private collection, UK

9314

Indian Silver Gajredar Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th–early 20th century

internal diameter: approximately 4.5cm, thickness: 2.2cm, weight: 341g

Provenance

private collection, US

9316

Indian Cast Silver ‘Rope’ Anklet or Bracelet

Gujarat, India
early 20th century

internal diameter: approximately 5.5cm, thickness: 4.8cm, weight: 300g

Provenance

private collection, US

9320

Gujurat-Omani-Zanzibar Part-Gilt Silver Necklace & Talismanic Pendant

Western India, Zanzibar or Oman
circa 1900

width of pendant: 11.6cm, length of chain: 97cm, overall weight: 419g

Provenance

UK art market

9191

Fine, Madras Silver Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1870

internal diameter (widest): 5.7cm, weight: 64g

Provenance

UK art market

8990

Unusually Ample & Long Indian Glass Trade Bead & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

circumference: 128cm, weight: 820g

Provenance

private collection, UK

8996

Pair of Pashtun, Pierced Silver Bracelets

Pashtun People, North-west Pakistan
early 20th century

diameter: widest at approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 132g

Provenance

private collection, London.

9035

Sri Lankan Gilded Silver Bracelet set with Pink Sapphires

southern coastal Sri Lanka
circa 1920

inner diameter: widest at 6.2cm, weight: 19g

Provenance

UK art market

9010

Northern Indian Pair of Silver Anklets or Bracelets

Northern India, probably the Punjab
early 19th century

internal width: approximately 9cm, width: 11.5cm, depth: 9cm, combined weight: 226g

Provenance

UK art market

8727

Lucknow Niello & Enamelled Perfume Flask

Lucknow, India
circa 1780

length: 8.5cm, width: approximately 3.5cm, weight: 28g

Provenance

UK art market

8773

Rajasthan Woman’s Silver Torque (Hansuli)

Rajasthan, India
19th-20th century

width: 17.6cm, depth: 1.2cm, display height (including stand): 19.8cm, weight: 303g

Provenance

private collection, UK

8722

Indian Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace

India
late 19th century

length (of pendant): 6.4cm, width: 2.5cm, weight (including cord): 32g

Provenance

UK art market

8660

Pair of Large South Indian Temple Priest’s Rattle Anklets (Kal Chilampu)

Irinjalakuda, Kerala, South India
18th-19th century

length: 17.3cm, width: 17.2cm, combined weight: 1,222g

Provenance

UK art market

4949

Punjabi Pair of Silver Anklets (Jhanhjar)

Punjab, India/Pakistan
early 20th century

exterior diameter: 12.2cm, interior diameter: 9cm, combined weight: 377g

Provenance

Sotheby's New York; Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired by him in London.

8723

Indian Gold and White Sapphire Necklace

India, probably Uttar Pradesh
late 19th century

circumference: maximum 80cm, length of gold boxes: approximately 3.1cm, weight: 90g

Provenance

UK art market

8587

Pair of Indian Silver Toe Ring Sets (Bichhua or Phulri)

India, probably Gujarat or Rajasthan
early 20th century

width of semi-circle plate: approximately 6.1cm, combined weight: 278g

Provenance

UK art market

8724

Pair of Assam Gold & Ruby Lotus Ear Plugs (Thuria)

Assam, North Eastern India
19th-early 20th century

length: approximately 3.2cm, width: 2.4cm, combined weight: 16g

Provenance

UK art market

8513

Pair of Indian Bronze Anklets

Andhra Pradesh, North India
19th century

length: approximately 14.4cm, width: approximately 10.1cm, combined weight: 884g

Provenance

UK art market

6121

Silver Boteh-shaped Earrings

Afghanistan or Pakistan
late 19th-20th century

lengths: 10.5cm, combined weight: 19.61g

Provenance

private collection, London.

6018

Rajasthani Silver Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

external diameter: 8.5cm, internal diameter: 5cm, thickness: 1.3cm, weight: 119g

Provenance

UK art market

5850

Indian Silver Toe Ring Set (Bichhua or Phulri)

India, probably Gujarat or Rajasthan
early 20th century

length: 15cm (approx.), weight: 96g

Provenance

UK art market

5472

Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

Provenance

UK art market

5603

Rajasthani Silver Cuff Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th century

length: 8.6cm, diameter: 6.3cm-7.5cm, weight; 95g

Provenance

UK art market

5619

Pair of Fine, South Indian Silver Bracelets

Lakshadweep Islands, South India
19th century

external diameter: 7.5cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, combined weight: 58g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

2610

South Indian Gold Ruby-Set Temple Ear Ornaments

South India
18th-19th century

length: 10cm, maximum width: 3.4cm, combined weight: 87g

Provenance

private collection. UK.

6988

Flexible Indian Silver Chain Necklace (Kamardani) with a Torus Rock Crystal Pendant

Karnataka, India
19th century-early 20th century

length of chain: 47.2cm, length of pendant: 7.7cm, outer diameter of crystal: approximately 4.9cm, weight: 118g

Provenance

UK art market

5877

Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 2.9cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.25g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5544

Indian Banjara Silver Torque

Lambadi or Banjara and Sugali People, Andhra Pradesh, India
early 20th century

diameter: 17.4cm x 17.1cm, weight: 371g

Provenance

private European collection

5876

Indian Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

length: 2.6cm, width: 1.3cm, weight: 4.33g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

6683

Gujarat Silver Amulet Pendant (Madalio)

Kutch area, Gujarat, India
early 20th century

height: 13.2cm, width: 9.9cm, weight: 107g

Provenance

private European collection

6930

Pair of Indian Silver & Gold Woman’s Ear Ornaments (Akota)

Saurashtra Peninsula, Gujarat, India
early 20th century

width (individually): 5.2cm, height: 6.2cm, depth: 3.1cm, combined weight: 83g

Provenance

private European collection

6552

Rajasthani Pair of Silver ‘Sun-Burst’ Bracelets (Kada or Bangri Gokru

Rajasthan, India
early 20th century

external diameter: 11cm, internal diameter: 7.3cm, thickness: 0.8cm, combined weight: 189g

Provenance

private collection, Netherlands

6346

Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Ganesh Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimensions (excluding the spherical dangles): 6.5cm x 6.7cm, weight: 94g

Provenance

UK art market

6191

Indian Enamelled Gold Peacock Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls

Northern India
circa 1850

width: 3cm, weight: 10.3g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

6397

Indian Silver Pierced Crown, probably for a Deity

India
early 20th century

width: 21.5cm, height: 17cm, weight: 159g

Provenance

private collection

6517

Sri Lankan Silver & Gold Brooch

Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
circa 1900

dimensions: 5.2cm x 5cm, weight: 19g

Provenance

UK art market

6341

Fine, Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Krishna & Radha Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

total length of necklace: 60cm, dimensions of amulet: 4.5cm x 6cm, overall weight: 187g

Provenance

UK art market

6343

Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Shrinathji Amulet Pendant Necklace (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimension of amulet: 5cm x 5.5cm, weight: 51g

Provenance

UK art market

5504

Indian Gold Ring set with White Sapphires, Garnets & Rubies

India
18th century & later

weight: 13.35g, ring size: M (UK), 6.25 (US)

Provenance

UK art market

6143

Carved Mughal Jade with Gold & Turquoise Mounts

Delhi, Northern India
circa 1620 (Jade) & circa 1850 (Mounts)

width: 6.3cm, height: 5.4cm, thickness: 0.3cm, weight: 31.64g

Provenance

UK art market

6088

Thirteen Indian Brass Jewellery Moulds

Northern India
circa 19th century

combined weight: 612g

6275

Pair of Sri Lankan Pierced Gilded Silver Bracelets set with Zircons

Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
early 20th century

internal diameters: 4.8cm x 4.2cm, combined weight: 78g

Provenance

UK art market

6333

Indian Silver Wire Torque (Hansli)

Rajasthan or Gujarat, India
19th century

diameter: 19cm x 17cm, weight: 396g

Provenance

UK art market

6362

Large, Rajastani Silver Bracelet

Rajasthan or Sindh, India
19th-early 20th century

internal diameter: 4.7cm, external diameter: 9.4cm, thickness; 4.9cm, weight: 322g

Provenance

UK art market

6344

Hindu Pilgrim’s Silver Amulet Pendant (Chhedi ka Jantar)

Rajasthan, India
19th century

dimension of amulet: 6.3cm x 7cm, weight: 77g

Provenance

UK art market

4982

Pair of Indian Silver Head/Temple Ornaments

Himachal Pradesh, India, or possibly Hazara, Afghanistan
circa 1900

lengths: 26cm, widths: 5.5cm, combined weight: 202g

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5991

Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet with Applied Work

Sri Lanka
18th-19th century

internal diameter: 3.9cm-4.5cm, external length at widest point: 8.5cm, weight: 97g

Provenance

UK art market

6205

Pair of Cuff Bracelets

Northern India or perhaps Pakistan or Afghanistan
late 19th century

heights: 9.7cm, diameters: 8.5cm, internal diameters: 5.5cm-6.3cm, combined weights: 490g

Provenance

UK art market

6066

Indian Silver Coin Necklace

India
early 20th century (coins dated 1878 and 1915)

length: 50cm, weight: 85g

Provenance

UK art market

6017

Fine, Indian Chased Silver Waist Belt (Oddiyanam)

Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, India
19th century

diameter when closed: 18.3cm, circumference: 61cm, weight: 324g

Provenance

UK art market

5938

Sri Lankan Pierced Silver & Gilt Bracelet set with Zircons & an Amethyst

Coastal regions, Sri Lanka
circa 1920

width of face: 3.7cm, internal diameter: 5.1cm, weight: 37.4g

Provenance

Art Market, Scotland

5872

Unusual Indian Silver Bracelet (Gajre)

India, probably Rajasthan or Gujarat
19th century

internal diameter: 4.6cm, height: 3cm, weight: 107g

Provenance

private collection, England

5626

Ruby-set Gold Marriage Tali Pendant

Tamil Nadu, South India
early 20th century

length: 2.7g, weight: 4.5g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

4972

Northern Indian Silver Dangling Wedding Earrings

Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
early 20th century

length: 13cm, width: 9cm, combined weight: 106g

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

4989

South Indian Silver Chauka-form Lingam Pendant

Karnataka, South India
19th century

width: 13cm , height: 9.8cm, thickness: 3.6cm, weight: 348g

Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired in London.

5625

Indian Gold Marriage Pendant Tali

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th-early 20th century

length: 3.5cm, weight: 5.7g

Provenance

private collection, UK

5280

Pair of Fine, Northern Indian Silver Bangles

Northern Rajasthan, India
circa 1900

external diameter: 7.4cm, internal diameter: 5.7cm, combined weight: 51g

Provenance

UK art market

5275

Pair of Silver Ear Plugs (Bhungri), Gujarat, India, early 20th century

Gujarat, India
early 20th century

diameter: 3.1cm, combined weight: 19.17g

Provenance

UK art market

5246

Pair of Punjabi Engraved Silver Anklets

Punjab, India/Pakistan
19th century

max. exterior width: 13.2cm, combined weight: 332g

Provenance

UK art market

4965

Indian Pierced Silver Bracelet

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length or face: 5.5cm, internal diameter of band: approx. 3cm x 5cm, weight: 100g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London

5539

Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India
19th century

length: 8.2cm, height: 4.2cm, weight: 43g

Provenance

UK art market

5538

Indian Parcel-Gilded Silver Perfume Comb

India, probably Mysore, Karnataka
19th century

width: 6.6cm, height: 5cm, weight: 52g

Provenance

private collection, UK; Christie's South Kensington, April, 2004.

4041

Indian Silver & Gilded Silver Braided Belt (Kamarpatti)

Maharashtra or Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 81cm, height of bezel: 6cm, weight: 332g

Provenance

UK art market

5248

Indian Chased Silver Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1880

internal diameter at widest point: 5.7cm, weight: 65g

Provenance

UK art market

4860

Indian Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 84cm, weight: 280g

Provenance

UK private collection

4956

Two Inscribed Indian Silver Bracelets

Gujarat, India
circa 1900

width at widest point of larger example: 9.7cm, smaller example: 8.6cm, combined weight: 266g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

4969

Pair of Indian Silver Earrings (Balti Bali)

Kashmir & Jammu, Northern India
early 20th century

width: 3.2cm: combined wight: 13.12g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

4761

Flexible Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 17cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 112g

Provenance

UK art market

4795

Flexible, Pierced, Silver Armlet (Bazuband)

Rajasthan, India
19th-early 20th century

length of silver band: 16cm, width: 7.5cm, weight: 256g

Provenance

private UK collection.

4399

Carved Shell, Glass & Wood Bead & Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Necklace

Mizo People, Eastern India, or Naga People, Burma/India
circa 1900

length: 80cm, weight: 100g

Provenance

private collection, London.

4261

Cast Brass Male Fertility Ring

Muria People, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

overall approximate widest diameter: 5cm, weight: 52g

Provenance

private London collection

4265

Cast Brass Male Fertility Ring

Muria People, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

overall approximate widest diameter: 6cm, weight: 46g

Provenance

private London collection

4368

Three Brass Jewellery Moulds

India
circa 19th century

widest point of largest mould: 8cm; weights of each: 120g, 95g & 142g

Provenance

private collection, London

2694

Sri Lankan Silver Brooch set with Matara ‘Diamonds’ & Coral

Southern Coastal Regions, Sri Lanka
circa 1900

length: 6cm, width: 3.8cm, weight: 19g

Provenance

UK art market

2695

Sri Lankan ‘Star Burst’ Brooch set with Matara ‘Diamonds’

Southern Coast, Sri Lanka
circa 1900

dimensions: 7cm x 7cm, weight: 29g

Provenance

UK art market

4913

Silver Panelled Belt (Araipatti)

Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

approx. length: 72cm, width: 6cm, weight: 552g

Provenance

UK art market.

4962

Silver Bangle

Madhya Pradesh, India
early 20th century

external diameter: 10.6cm, internal diameter: 6.5cm, weight: 290g

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

4955

Pair of Solid-Cast Silver Lion-Headed Bangles

India, either Rajasthan or Himachal Pradesh
early 20th century

external width across: 8.8cm, combined weight: 652g

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter; most probably acquired by Walter in London.

4992

Woman’s Enamelled Silver Shirt Stud Ornament (Ta’wiz-Janzir)

Himachal Pradesh, India
circa 1900

length: 27cm, weight: 128g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

4979

Pair of Indian Silver Flower-Form Ear Plugs

India, probably Delhi
19th century

diameters: 3cm, combined weight: 13.49g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

4958

Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Chuadanti Pahunchian)

Uttar Pradesh, India
circa 1900

outer diameter: 7.5cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 117g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

5153

Indian Silver Belt Plaque

India, probably Udaipur (Mewar)
19th century

diameter: 5.8cm, thickness: 0.9cm, weight: 56g

5637

Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Chuadanti Pahunchian)

Uttar Pradesh, India
circa 1900

outer diameter: 7.6cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 140g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

4980

Pair of Part-Gilded Silver Earrings (Dodi Bali)

Thar Desert Region, Bikaner, India
early 20th century

width: 7.8cm, diameter of hoop: 4.5cm, combined weight: 76.83g

Provenance

Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

7195

Assam Brass Waist Ornaments (Benyop)

Adi-Minyong people, Assam & Arunchal Pradesh, India
18th-19th century

length (of the largest piece): 11cm, width: 9.1cm, combined weight: 598g

Provenance

UK art market