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Lot 256: A LARGE GEM-SET CARVED JADE PANDAN, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
of octagonal form with slightly domed lid, carved with eight faceted sides and raised chevron borders, flowerhead to centre, decorated in the kundan technique with diamonds and rubies, underside with carved stylised flowerhead, in custom velvet-lined box
In good general condition, natural inclusions to jade, one stone missing, some probably later replacements, some discoloration to gilding, box with some rubbing to velvet on exterior, particularly to top so that most velvet rubbed off, as viewed.
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14cm. max. diam.