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A pearl-set gold brooch, together with a lidded enamelled pendant in the form of a mango, India, 19th/early 20th century

The Property of the Marquess of Lothian

A pearl-set gold brooch, together with a lidded enamelled pendant in the form of a mango, India, 19th/early 20th century

A pearl-set gold brooch, together with a lidded enamelled pendant in the form of a mango, India, 19th/early 20th century

The Property of the Marquess of Lothian

A pearl-set gold brooch, together with a lidded enamelled pendant in the form of a mango, India, 19th/early 20th century


comprising a circular gold pendant worked with filigree set with radiating petals fitted with freshwater pearls, mounted as a brooch with vertical hook for attaching, the mango-shaped pendant with hinged lid for opening, composed of gold with enamel decoration featuring floral motifs on a lavender ground

4.5cm.; and 3.3cm.

(2)

Both in good condition, some minor drill holes in pearls, a few radiating elements of the brooch are slightly loose, the reverse of the brooch with some tarnish and a few dents to the metal surface, the mango-shaped enamelled pendant missing small areas of green and red enamel on the flowers and leaves, as viewed.


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Possibly acquired by Lord Ralph Drury Kerr (1837–1916) who had a successful military career in India between 1891 and 1896. Lord Ralph Kerr was the father of Lord Philip Kerr who became the 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940).
Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian, Inventory, 1901, p.142, Gold & Silver Trinkets, Watches, Medals & Co. In Chapel Crypt, 'Indian earring with pearl-string pendant, enamelled and 'jewelled' '.
The mango-form pendant may possibly have originally been intended to be used as a 'chunamdan', a lime-box, one of the key ingredients in the making of pan. It is close in style to a similar pendant in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, inv. no. 32557.