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This beautiful silver necklace is a superb example of the silversmith’s craft.
It has a central ribbed, spherical silver bead. On either side are horn-shaped cone elements covered in exquisite twisted and braided silver wire work. Each of these are attached to three chains of woven silver wire. The closure is via a large ‘S’-form catch.
Necklaces such as these were made in Rajasthan, although this is among the most interesting examples we have seen.
It is wearable and stable.
Untracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.