A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD NOSE RING (NATH)
A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD NOSE RING (NATH)
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A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD NOSE RING (NATH)

NORTH INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD NOSE RING (NATH)
NORTH INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With hanging pearls and emeralds, now mounted as a pendant on a necklace strung with faceted rock crystal beads interspersed with gold cubic beads
The nose ring 4 ¾in. (12cm.) high
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Lot Essay

This elaborate multi-tiered nose ring, in the form of a crescent moon, is double-sided (do rukha) with foiled gem-stones on each side. The fish-shaped pendant suspended below is a symbol of fertility. There is a comparable gem-set and enamelled nose ring with fish-shaped pendants in the National Museum in New Delhi (acc. no. 56.81/3; U. Balakrishnan, Alamkara – The Beauty of Ornament, New Delhi, 2014, p.158).

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