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    Antique Multi-Gemstone, Silk, Kundan Pendant-Necklace
    The ornate pendant, designed with a floral motif, features a pear-shaped ruby cabochon, enhanced by abstract pear-shaped emerald cabochons, accented by fancy-cut white sapphire tablets, highlighted by champlevé enameling in red, white, blue, and green on the reverse. The pendant suspends from a multi-colored braided silk cord. Gross weight 33.60 grams.
    Pendant Dimensions: 2-1/4 inches x 1-13/16 inches
    Length: 30 inches

    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000.

    Condition Report*: Gem Type: Ruby, White Sapphire, Emerald
    Gem Average Clarity: Fair
    Gem Shape: Pear and Marquise-shaped Cabochon, Fancy-cut Tablet
    Gem Count: 51 - 75
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Normal signs of wear with age. Silk cord is worn, but intact. Most of the gemstones have surface reaching inclusions. This necklace is a piece of Mughal jewelry. In the Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, by Harold Newman, the definition of Mughal jewelry is "articles of Indian jewelry made from the beginning of the Mughal Empire in 1526 until its gradual disintegration after Aurangzeb (1658-1707) and thereafter for some time during the period of British control..."
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    7th-9th Monday-Wednesday
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