A DIAMOND-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD PENDANT WITH SEED-PEARL STRING NECKLACE, NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
gold kundan settings with foil-backed diamonds, designed as a peacock in the centre on a blue enamel ground with openwork stylised foliate border, reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling featuring peacocks, later added hanging pendant with seed-pearls, mounted with a necklace comprising interlacing strings of seed pearls, metal-thread string for fastening
pendant: 6.2 by 5.8cm.
In good condition, some of the enamel to central panel of pendant rubbed, the enamel on reverse in good condition, also with sections rubbed and missing, notably to outer borders, the hanging pendant probably later addition, and seed-pearl string also later addition, some minor oxidisation to foiling under stones, as viewed.
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