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Lot 259: A MAKARA KANTI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA, CIRCA 1900 |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: composed of linked stylised bird-form elements leading towards a central openwork plaque formed of stylised addorsed peacocks amidst floral elements, with a pendant comprising foliate tendrils around a central rosette, set with foil-backed rock crystals and gemstones, incised details to design of central pendant to reverse
In good overall condition, the gold with some discoloration, the stones composed of foil backed rock crystals, some with minor oxidisation to foil backing, bright and colourful, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 37.5cm. length