A LARGE MUGHAL GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED BELT BUCKLE SET AS A NECKLACE, NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
gold kundan-settings with foil-backed emeralds and diamonds, the reverse with polychrome enamel featuring birds and floral details, band for fastening as belt and two hooks later fastened with string and seed-pearl terminals to be worn as a necklace
pendant: 9.2 by 9.1cm.
In generally good condition, some of the foiling oxidised as visible particularly on emeralds, possibly one or two stones later replacements, some of the gold flaked revealing metal oxidised interior, the enambelling in good condition with very minor rubbing in some areas, as viewed.
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