A Qajar gem-set enamelled gold Pendant in the form of an Eagle Persia, 19th Century
Lot 160*
A Qajar gem-set enamelled gold Pendant in the form of an Eagle Persia, 19th Century
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,096) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Qajar gem-set enamelled gold Pendant in the form of an Eagle Persia, 19th Century
A Qajar gem-set enamelled gold Pendant in the form of an Eagle
Persia, 19th Century
with wings outspread, the chest set with a drilled cabochon emerald, the wings each with a cabochon ruby, the tail with a faceted red stone, the head set with a turqoise and further red stones, with polychrome naturalistic decoration, verso with a portrait of a maiden with floral motifs, with seed pearl suspensions; suspended from a bar set with synthetic rubies and clasp,
the bird 6 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Property of a Lady.
    Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973 to 1986.

    For another bird of similar form in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, see Vernoit, Stephen, Occidentalism, London, 1997, p. 193, no. 146.
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