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Susan Ollemans Oriental Art

A DIAMOND BRACELET
Hyderabad
Deccan 18th Century

A gold bracelet set in the kundan style with flat cut diamonds.

One side has quatrefoil flowers interspersed with single leaves set in a blue enamel (nil zamin) ground. The reverse has single diamond leaves set in a green enamel (sabz zamin )ground. On the exterior rim of the bracelet are Basra pearls on the interior a fine band of waterlillies set in white enamel roundels in turn set in dark blue enamel ground.

The bracelet is in two parts and is closed with two screws.

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