A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian
Lot 180
A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 8,871) inc. premium

Lot Details
A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian
A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, Indian
Comprising a necklace and bracelet; the frontispiece of the necklace formed as a series of green glass set oval plaques, suspending three similarly designed plaques with wirework bell-shaped drops, all depicting scenes of figures and wildlife, including peacocks and deer, amongst foliage the backchain of fancy-link design, length 36cm, the bracelet formed as a series of six graduated oval plaques with similar motifs, length 17cm, to a fitted case

Footnotes

  • Petábgarh work originates from the town of Petábgarh in Rajputana, Northern India. The technique has its origins in the Mughal period. Themes often seen are based on Hindu Mythology or Mughal court scenes, historical events or incorporate images of flora and fauna. The pieces are formed with engraved sheets of gold, placed engraved side down on a sheet of colourless mica, the spaces are then filled from behind with powdered coloured glass which is then fused. The pieces are then mounted and the metal at the back gives the plaque a real brightness which shows through the coloured glass. The technique is sometimes confused with enamel but is very different. The 19th century saw pieces introduced into Britain, with women who lived in or visited India bringing back examples.
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