A mughal jade gem-set Pendant
Lot 226
A Mughal gem-set gold mounted jade Pendant (Haldili) India, late 18th/early 19th Century
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 19,000

Lot Details
A Mughal gem-set gold mounted jade Pendant (Haldili)
India, late 18th/early 19th Century
cartouche-shaped, inlaid with gold and set with cabochon-cut rubies and emeralds and tablet-cut diamonds in a three-stemmed symmetrical floral motif emanating from a small oval ruby, with two birds in profile flanking the central diamond, drilled for suspension
5.2cm wide

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Property of a Gentleman.

    A haldili is a pendant amulet worn to control involuntary palpitations of the heart. Haldilis are usually decorated with a linear, conventionalised, symmetrical branching tree-of-life pattern, emanating from a vase. The gem-stones are possibly a reference to fruit or flowers on the tree of life. (The reverse side of the haldili can be plain which may mean it was intended for use by a Hindu, or, if for a Muslim, it was never inscribed).
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