A fine gem-set gold pendant in the form of a Bird, Mughal India or Deccan, 17th Century depicted with open wings and holding a pearl in its beak, the front set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, a large emerald on the breast, the gold work with finely chased detail, the back engraved with naturalistic feather markings, four pearls attached to the wings with wire, the trilobed tail with an emerald bead suspension

A fine gem-set gold pendant in the form of a Bird, Mughal India or Deccan, 17th Century depicted with open wings and holding a pearl in its beak, the front set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, a large emerald on the breast, the gold work with finely chased detail, the back engraved with naturalistic feather markings, four pearls attached to the wings with wire, the trilobed tail with an emerald bead suspension

Deccan or Southern India | Gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird | 17th - 18th century | Sold for $143,000 on Oct 11, 2014. Bonham's.

Deccan or Southern India | Gem set gold pendant in the form of a bird | 17th - 18th century | Sold for $143,000 on Oct 11, 2014. Bonham's.

A fine gem-set gold pendant in the form of a Bird. India, first half 20th Century.

A fine gem-set gold pendant in the form of a Bird. India, first half 20th Century.


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AN EAGLE-SHAPED GEM-SET PENDANT, INDIA, DECCAN, 18TH CENTURY, WITH LATER PEARL CHAIN in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the gold body set with rubies and emeralds, featuring a lasque-cut diamond medallion on the breast, the ruby beak, wings and tail feathers with attached drop-pendant pearls and rubies, the reverse incised with plumage details, loops attaching later pearl suspension chain

AN EAGLE-SHAPED GEM-SET PENDANT, INDIA, DECCAN, 18TH CENTURY, WITH LATER PEARL CHAIN in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the gold body set with rubies and emeralds, featuring a lasque-cut diamond medallion on the breast, the ruby beak, wings and tail feathers with attached drop-pendant pearls and rubies, the reverse incised with plumage details, loops attaching later pearl suspension chain

Kundan set eagle pendant. Mughal, India. Rubies, diamonds, pearls, enamel. Photo: The Al-Sabah collection.

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Kundan set eagle pendant. Mughal, India. Rubies, diamonds, pearls, enamel. Photo: The Al-Sabah collection.

Buckle, late 18th/19th century. Diamonds, emeralds, gold, gold plate, and rubies. Jewels of India Musée Guimet, Paris.

Buckle, late 18th/19th century. Diamonds, emeralds, gold, gold plate, and rubies. Jewels of India Musée Guimet, Paris.

A gem-set gold Pendant in the form of a Bird  Deccan, 18th Century set with diamonds and rubies, depicted with open wings, head and back engraved with naturalistic feather details, emerald bead suspended from the tail, suspension loop attached to small tuft on head, on a twisted gold wire chain with ruby beads

A gem-set gold Pendant in the form of a Bird Deccan, 18th Century set with diamonds and rubies, depicted with open wings, head and back engraved with naturalistic feather details, emerald bead suspended from the tail, suspension loop attached to small tuft on head, on a twisted gold wire chain with ruby beads

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