23 October 2007
A MOROCCAN GEMSET AND ENAMELLED NECKLACE
FEZ, LATE 18TH CENTURY
The necklace with three circular pendants, the middle one with central emerald set in a band of inset small rubies, within a broad circular panel of enamelled floral designs flanking six smaller gemset oval panels, the reverse of all elements similarly enamelled, the central panel hinged to reveal a compartment, the two pendants flanking this with central gemstones from which radiate a series of scrolls with small differently coloured enamelled panels, the panels set within a series of melon-fluted gold beads and multiple seed-pearl strands linked at an interval by two cylindrical beads with enamelled decoration
Each pendant 2¾in. (7cm.) diam.
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