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A 'JASMINE BUD' NECKLACE


Gold

20th century
Kozhikode, Kerala


In this variant of a jasmine flower bud necklace from Kerala, the individual 'buds' are crafted with such "precision and exactitude that they appear machine made...It was believed that such necklaces of jasmine buds imbued the wearer with the beauty, delicacy and the heady fragrance of the flower...As a symbol of grace and elegance, the jasmine flower is ubiquitous in jewellery and stylized representations can be necklaces, ear jewels, bangles and as decorative motifs etched in gold or in enamel. In old photographs it is not unusual to find temple dancers wearing [such] magnificent necklaces" (Lawrence Mattet ed., Icons in Gold: Jewelry of India from the Collection of the Musee Barbier-Muller, Somogy Art Publishers, Paris, 2005, p. 130, 132). with stamped clasp.







  Lot 67 of 120  

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION
26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

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Winning Bid
$1,932
Rs 1,00,464

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


'Jasmine Bud' Necklace


 









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