Mughal Gem-Set Star-shaped Brooch, India, 19th C.
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Rose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), emeralds, rubies and pearls
India, 19th century
Verso with talismanic inscription
Large, round brooch with a central star shape element, ornate with gemstones and pearls
The outer rim accented with additional pearls, in parts suspending
Diameter: c. 6 cm
Total weight: c. 31.50 g
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The brooch is in good condition with usual, slight signs of wear such as partly small scratch marks. The surfaces of the gemstones are partly injured. The diameter measures c. 6 cm and the total weight is c. 31.50 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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