20 October 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A QAJAR GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD FALCON PENDANT
IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
The reverse with a variety of floral sprays on a gold ground surrounding a bust portrait, the upper element with the pin and a chain linking the two sections, in fitted case from Hamilton and Co of Calcutta, Delhi and Simla
4½in. (11.2cm.) long
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A similar eagle pendant is in the Khalili Collection (Stephen Vernoit, Occidentalism, London, 1997, no.146, p.193). The catalogue note to that entry details further examples. The present one is unusual in having its original suspension link band.
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