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Lot 258: A TURQUOISE-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD NECKLACE, NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY,
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: comprising twenty-five pendants in the form of stylised blossoms with a central, larger pendant featuring facing birds, each set in the kundan technique with turquoise and mounted seed pearls, the reverse with red, green, blue and white enamel details, golden thread string with tassel terminals, fitted in custom box
In overall good condition, missing 5 seed pearls, the string with some minor ware as consistent with age and use, box with velvet and silk lining (slightly worn as consistent with age), the exterior of box scratched, as viewed.
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Provenance: Cecil family collection since the late nineteenth century.
90cm. completely extended
33cm. area of beads