154
154
A gem-set pendant, India, 19th century
Estimate
3,5004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
154
A gem-set pendant, India, 19th century
Estimate
3,5004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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A gem-set pendant, India, 19th century
the pendant designed as a central flower set with foil-backed gemstones, the reverse with repousse gilt decoration, purple string for attaching, in leather box stamped Dibdin & Co. Ltd., 189 Sloane Street, S.W.1. 
the pendant: 4.2cm. by 3.2cm., 1 5/8 in. by 1 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Possibly Patrick Carnegy (1825-1886);
thence by descent to Lady Smith

Catalogue Note

The small hook on the lower side of the pendant indicates that probably there was a gem-bead hanging there. The design and technique, a stylised flower with semi-precious stones worked in kundan technique over a gold or gilt base, goes back to the seventeenth century and was popular both in Mughal North India as well as in the Deccan. Similar pendants, slightly earlier in date, are now in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum (see M. Keene and S. Kaoukji, Treasury of the World, Jewelled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals, London, 2001, pp.26-27).

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London