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A large white sapphire and enamelled necklace, North India, circa 1920/30

 
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
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177
A large white sapphire and enamelled necklace, North India, circa 1920/30

 
Estimate
18,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A large white sapphire and enamelled necklace, North India, circa 1920/30

 
the metal frame designed in hinged sections with openwork foliate motifs featuring two confronted peacocks between a large flowerhead, set with facet-cut, foil-backed white-sapphires, with hanging flowerhead, the reverse decorated with black enamelled details, floral settings for attaching, in box
24cm. height; 21cm. max. diam. (jewelled section)
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Provenance

Maharaja Shri Pratap Singh of Idar (1845-1922), Gujarat.
Thence by descent, UK.

Catalogue Note

A comparable example is in the National Museum, New Delhi, inv.96.234 (attributed to Benares), see U.R.B. Krishnan and M.S. Kumar, Dance of the Peacock: Jewellery Traditions of India, 2001, pp.212-3, inv. no.351a&b.

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