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A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, Jaipur, 19th century
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306
A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, Jaipur, 19th century
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace, Jaipur, 19th century
designed with seven rows of miniature pearls interspersed with colourful gem-set and enamelled gold square beads, leading to a central openwork pendant designed with two confronted peacocks amidst a foliate ground set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies, the design repeated on the reverse in polychrome enamel, with three hanging emeralds
50cm. length
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Catalogue Note

This form of necklace, with strands of pearls interupted by square beads and terminating in a beautiful gem-set pendant was very popular in nineteenth century India and similar examples feature in George Birdwood's The Industrial Arts of India (1880) and S.S. Jacob and T.H. Hendley's Jeypore Enamels (1886) (P.M. Carvalho, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol. XVIII, 2010, pp.121-3, no.48).

A miniature painting in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. no. IS.6-1955), attributed to Jaipur, circa 1800, portrays a lady combing her hair and wearing a similar necklace attesting to the necklace's wearability and popularity as well as confirming Jaipur as a most probable place of manufacture. 

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