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Necklace - Necklace ('Har')

Necklace ('Har')

  • Object:

    Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Calcutta (Made)

  • Date:

    c.1850s (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold facceted

  • Museum number:

    03270(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The necklace consists of linked 20 gold rosettes of small faceted hemispheres. The faceting, sometimes called 'cut' work, on gold is created by filing to increase the play of light on the metal.

Place of Origin

Calcutta (Made)

Date

c.1850s (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold facceted

Dimensions

Length: 29.2 cm

Object history note

Acquired in 1855 probably from the Exposition Universelle, Paris

Descriptive line

20 rosettes; Jewellery, gold, filigree, Calcutta

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Skelton, Robert and Mark Francis eds., Arts of Bengal, text by Robert Skelton, John Lowry, Andrew Topsfield, Veronica Murphy and Susan Stronge, London: Whitechapel Art Gallery 1979, no.212, p.73.
ISBN 0 85488 047 X

Journal of Indian Art and Industry No.103, pl.106, fig.736

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Faceting

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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