Lot 50
 

Necklace comprising of an openwork pendant in flower-head style set with colourless sapphires and spinels, suspending a pearl drop, suspended from three graduating rows of spinel beads, joined by a silk cord.



Gross weight: 58.88 grams


Provenance: Property of a descendant of the Mangaldas family

Sheth Mangaldas Girdhardas began his career during the late 19th century as a store-keeper at a textile mill in Ahmedabad and ascended to become its owner. His career flourished and soon, he presided over several mills and businesses to become one of Ahmedabad's foremost business leaders. He passed away in 1928, leaving behind his contributions to society, and a legacy of textile mills which were sold over the years by his descendants. More recently, the mansion he had commissioned in the 1920s has been renovated and currently houses a heritage hotel in Ahmedabad, managed by the Madan Mohan Mangaldas branch of the family.

The suite of jewels featured here (lots 39 - 52) is the property of a descendant of Sheth Mangaldas. It includes a pair of exquisite jadau bangles with the famed pink Benarasi meenakari on the reverse, and a pair of polki diamond bracelets.




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  Lot 50 of 174  

FINE JEWELS: ODE TO NATURE
15-16 OCTOBER 2019

Estimate
$3,575 - 5,000
Rs 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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