Rare Indian Mughal Enamel Ring
A rare 18th century Mughal love bird ring set with two cabochon ruby eyes and twelve rose cut diamonds in fine Kundan enamel work. A beautiful and unique example of the Mughal period.
The Mughal period was the epitome of arts and culture in India. It stretched from the 16th century to the 19th century throughout most parts of India and Central Asia. The Mughal emperors and leaders favored the arts and lavishly encouraged craftsman to try new techniques, skills and designs. One of the famous skills learnt in this period was Meenakari, the artistic play with enamel paints on gold and other metals. While this technique is still used in jewellery-making in India today, it is very rare to find examples of Mughal jewellery today, like the present ring.
• Dimensions 21mm by 11mm 0.8inch by 0.4inch
• Hallmarked- There are no marks. The ring has been acid tested and is 24ct yellow gold
• Weight 10.3grams
• Finger size 'M' UK 61/2 USA
• Ring cannot be sized
• Condition - Good with slight wear to enamel
Item will be packaged in a gift box and shipped Royal mail with insurance.
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