A gem-set enamelled gold Armband (Bazuband), North India, 19th Century

A gem-set enamelled gold Armband (Bazuband), North India, 19th CenturyEstimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,500 - 4,900). Photo Bonhams.

composed of a gently curving rectangular plaque set with rubies and emeralds on a cobalt blue enamelled ground with meandering gold tendrils, ruby and emerald-set hinged loops to sides of pendant, sides and reverse with polychrome enamelled decoration comprising birds surrounded by scrolling floral motifs  the plaque 4.5 x 5.3 cms.; 73 g.

Provenance: Collection of La Comtesse de Broissia-Tortillia, Alexandria; thence by descent.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET