This piece is really amazing. It’s an antique (19th century) North Indian armband that’s been modified with the addition of hinges so that it can be worn as a bracelet. It is gold, embellished with enamel in a floral motif and seed pearls. It’s breathtaking.
This extraordinary piece is listed in Christie’s 1 October 2012 Arts of India auction. All images and info are thanks to Christie’s.
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