GEM SET AND ENAMEL NECKLACE, 'NAVARATNA' (COLLANA 'NAVARATNA'), LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
From a noble Family
GEM SET AND ENAMEL NECKLACE, 'NAVARATNA'
(COLLANA 'NAVARATNA'), LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
Designed as nine pendants, set with varied gemstones, supporting further nine pendants, reverse decorated in polychrome champlevé enamel depicting flora and fauna motifs, length approximately 460mm; with original pouch.
(Realizzata con nove pendenti decorati con differenti varietà di gemme colorate, a loro volta a supporto di altri nove pendenti, il retro decorato con smalti policromi raffiguranti motivi di fauna e di flora, lunghezza approssimativa 460mm; con custodia originale.)
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One pearl pendant and two tiny seed pearl and emerald fringes missing.
Signs of wear to the metal, few tarnishes, scratches and indentations consistent with age.
Few and tiny lack of enamel consistent with wear but in overall good conditions. Gross weight approximately 186 grams.
Accompanied by a Cisgem Report. n. 10153 dated 03.05.2018.
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