Mughal Pearl Necklace With Sickle-shaped Pendant, India
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Lot 0035 Details
Rose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), rubies, emeralds, pearls nad polychrome enamel colors
India, 19th century
Hallmarked with the fineness ‘750’
Pearl necklace with three strands, divided into individual segments
Round elements with rubies, emeralds and rose cut diamonds
Sickle-shaped pendant with pearls at the lower edge
Verso decorated with polychrome enamels in the shape of red flowers, blue stem and green leaves on a white ground
Total length: c. 35 cm
Total weight: c. 31,80 g
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The choker is in good condition with usual, slight signs of use. Partly enamel wear and a missing rose cut diamond. The total length measures c. 35 cm and the total weight is about 31.5 g.
The jewels of the Mughal period have a distinctive character by their particularly Kundan technique, a specific Indian art setting for precious stones. So the gemstones are embedded in thin gold leaf and bowls, boxes as well as jewelry were made into beautiful treasures. Also beads had at this time a very special place in the treasuries of the Maharajas. They count as the most popular jewels among all of the treasures and were only reserved for wealthy families. Individual beads were partly collected over several generations, forwarded and then processed into special piece of jewelry. (lvp)
It has been common and accepted practice for hundreds of years to enhance color and clarity of colored gemstones by the use of different treatments. Only if such a treatment can unequivocally be excluded the gemstones are stated as “untreated”. (Not applicable to diamonds)
All gemstones were examined by us in mounted condition using different gemological devices. If there is a certificate or an external gemological report available it is stated in the description.
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