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    Indian Enamelled Gold, Pearl & White Sapphire Necklace

    Northern India
    circa 1860

    circumference: 44cm, weight: 39g



    private collection, US

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    This particularly elegant necklace comprises fourteen gold lozenge-shaped components of high-carat gold sheet, probably filled with lac. Each is set with a white sapphire cabochon surrounded by an opaque blue enamel border. Each lozenge component is further embellished with a border of seed pearls.

    The necklace includes a gold chain and a gold hook closure.

    The necklace is in excellent, wearable condition. One of links between the main lozenge elements is a likely replacement.


    Bala Krishnan, U.R., & M.S. Kumar, Dance of the Peacock: Jewellery Traditions of India, India Book House Ltd, 1999.

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