Lot 319: A QAJAR GOLD AND ENAMELLED EAGLE-FORM PENDANT, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of eagle-form, the gold body decorated in polychrome enamels, the breast, wings and tail set with colourful stones with gold petalled collars, the beak, wings and tail-feathers with drop-pearl pendants, the reverse enamelled with a female portrait surrounded by floral motifs, with enamelled link for hanging
In good overall condition, enamel strong and bright, foil-backed glass, oxidisation to foil backing resulting in visible markings, original stone set in one eye missing, one of pending seed pearls from the tail replaced, as viewed.
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