Lot 174
  • 174

A DIAMOND-SET AND ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800 |

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20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • 19cm. diam.
set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting

Provenance

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

Catalogue Note

An almost identical example, with the exception of enamelling to the reverse, attributed to 1750-1800, is in the Al-Thani collection (see From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas: Jewels from Al Thani collection, exh. cat. Grand Palais, 29 March-5 June 2017, no.187.) 
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