TWO NAVARATNA JEWELS, A GEM-SET GOLD MUGHAL PENDANT AND AN ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET GOLD BRACELET, INDIA, BENARES, 19TH CENTURY
TWO NAVARATNA JEWELS, A GEM-SET GOLD MUGHAL PENDANT AND AN ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET GOLD BRACELET, INDIA, BENARES, 19TH CENTURY
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TWO NAVARATNA JEWELS, A GEM-SET GOLD MUGHAL PENDANT AND AN ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET GOLD BRACELET, INDIA, BENARES, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

TWO NAVARATNA JEWELS, A GEM-SET GOLD MUGHAL PENDANT AND AN ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET GOLD BRACELET, INDIA, BENARES, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:6,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

TWO NAVARATNA JEWELS, A GEM-SET GOLD MUGHAL PENDANT AND AN ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET GOLD BRACELET, INDIA, BENARES, 19TH CENTURY


the pendant of openwork, floral design with a central mother-of-pearl medallion surrounded by colourful gemstones in the navaratna sequence, including turquoise, moonstone, seed pearl, sapphire, coral, beryl, quartz, ruby, polychrome enamel to reverse, with associated hanging pendant and later brooch pin; the bracelet also set with a navaratna sequence of various coloured stones including heggonite garnet, coral, maybe pearl, turquoise, cat's eye, opal, divided by diamond-inset leaves, the interior decorated in characteristic gulabi (rose-pink) and white enamel with green


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pendant: 11cm. length

bracelet: 9cm. diam. 

Condition Report

In overall good condition, some encrustation, minor break to one of gold gem-set kundan setting, rubbing to enamel on exterior resulting in some losses, as viewed.


In overall good condition, stones and enamel bright, some very minor wear as consistent with use, foil-backed stones to enhance colour, some are possibly glass or paste although it is difficult to ascertain due to setting, 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

Exhibited

The pendant was on loan to the L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum, Jerusalem, 1987-98.

Catalogue Note

This colourful and bright pendant, which was later transformed into a brooch, follows the notion of auspiciously setting the stones representing the nine planets, each of which has an associated deity. In this case, there are two sets of the nine stones around the outside of the pendant, both sets sharing the stone at the top and bottom of the circle

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