Lot 260: AN ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET TORQUE (HASLI), NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of rigid ovoid form with an applied gem-set rosette to centre and hinged and screw-pin clasp for attaching, the upper side decorated with faceted diamond-set flowerheads and leaves on a white and pink enamel ground echoing the floral design, reverse decorated in green, blue, pink and yellow enamels on a gilt ground with scrolling flowerheads, edges with row of strung seed-pearls
The central faceted stone with pink foil backing, some minor encrustations around the gold-lining, could benefit from a clean (please consult a professional restorer for further advice on cleaning), as viewed.
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Dimensions: 16cm. width