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Necklace

Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Hyderabad (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1900 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Princess Naheed Mazharuddin Khan of Surat in memory of her parents Nayer and Qamar Ahmad

  • Museum number:

    IS.26-2015

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 10

The necklace was commissioned to be worn by the donor's mother with a pair of emerald earrings (IS.25:1-2008 and IS.25:2-2008), though at a later date. It was probably made in Hyderabad, Deccan. Jewellers there worked to supply the Nizams and other elite families, as well as Europeans in the city.

Place of Origin

Hyderabad (probably, made)

Date

1900 (made)

Descriptive line

Gold necklace set with emeralds, diamonds and pearls, with emerald drops. India, probably Hyderabad, c.1900.

Labels and date

18. Necklace
Gold and silver set with emeralds, diamonds and natural pearls
Probably Hyderabad, India, c. 1930-40
IS.26-2015
Given by Princess Naheed Mazharuddin Khan of Surat in memory of her parents Nayer and Qamar Ahmad
The necklace was commissioned to be worn with the emerald earrings on the right, though at a later date. It was probably made in Hyderabad, Deccan. Jewellers there worked to supply the Nizams and other elite families, as well as Europeans in the city.
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Materials

Emeralds; Gold; Diamonds; Pearls

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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