Lot 150. A gemset gold and enamelled gold choker (galsari), North India, late 19th century. Estimate £6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The main band formed of a series of square panels each set with a large central ruby surrounded by smaller ones, each end with a small drop shaped panel with loop attachment, the band surrounded by a series of small seed pearls, a band of drop shapes below from which are suspended larger pearls and rubies, the reverse with enamelled polychrome floral illumination, later gold attachment band, a number of stones now lacking, 9¾in. (24.8cm.) across.
Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 23 April 2015, London