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Susan Ollemans Oriental Art

A TORQUE
Benares
18th Century

A stiff gold collar decorated with foiled white sapphires. On the reverse a lavish decoration in gulabi mina ( pink enamel ) of flowers and birds.

The lions worked into the fret design are indications of royal use.

Provenance: By reputation The Maharajah of Vijaynagar

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