AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN NOBLE FAMILY

AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN NOBLE FAMILY

AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Sold:52,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a European noble family


AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND-SET POLYCHROME ENAMELLED NECKLACE (KHANTI), NORTH INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY


the openwork design forming flowerheads, set with diamonds and emeralds, on flexible chains, with a hanging pendant with pearl, enamelled on the reverse in red, green, yellow, blue and white with foliate details on each setting, with a metal-thread string for attaching


24cm. height

18.5cm. diam. 

Condition Report

In good condition, some of the foiling on reverse of stones, notably emeralds with some oxidisation causing discoloration patches, minor oxidisation to gold settings, the white on polychrome enamelling with some dirt and wear, some of the red enamel on few of petals missing, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Gifted by Asaf Jah VI Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Siddiqi, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (1866-1911).

Catalogue Note

A very similar necklace, attributed to nineteenth-century North India was published in Krishnan and Kumar 1999, pp.154-5, no.223. Another comparable necklace was part of the al-Thani collection (published in Amin Jaffer (ed.) Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels, pp.270-1, no.87). 

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