Lot 53
An Antique Gold and Enameled Gem-Set Buckle with Miniature Painting
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Likely 18th century Jaipur, of rectangular form featuring a miniature painting depicting the blue Hindu god Krishna with his love Radha, the frame bezel set with cabochon turquoise, pearl, coral, cat's eye, polki cut diamonds, and foil back stones, surround with gilt and polychrome enamel detailing in a chevron design, reverse with bright red, white, green, and gilt enamel with scrolling vine and foliate motifs, side hooks with bezel set polki cut diamonds accents .

3 in. (including end hooks) x 2 1/4 in.

23.8 dwt.

Accompanied by a letter of affidavit dated June 6, 1943 from Ram Charan Dass of Delhi describing the armlet and saying that it had been in his family for more than one hundred years. His letter also indicates Dass believed the armlet "was produced at Nathdwara (India) in the year 1580 approximately."

Painting with some surface scratches and fading; some age appropriate minor nicks to enamel and stones visible under magnification; loss to thin wire to one diamond set end hook.

$1,000 - 2,000