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A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century
 
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
172
A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century
 
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A seed-pearl and jewelled necklace, North India or Lahore, 19th century
 
comprising two strands of seed-pearls with a large floral-form pendant in the centre and ten smaller foliate pendants, each gem-set on both sides, with hanging seed pearls, metal-thread suspension cord
seed pearl strands: 33.5cm.
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Provenance

Family of Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837), by descent.

Catalogue Note

Variations of this type of necklace, with multiple strands of seed pearls with jewelled pendants, are in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (Keene 2001, p.71) and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. 03183(IS)). The example in the Gem-Palace, Jaipur (Untracht 1997, p.374), features seven strands and is known as sat lara har. It is probable that the present example once formed part of a larger necklace like the latter.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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