Pair of Bracelets and Two Necklaces, anonymous, c. 1750

Pair of Bracelets and Two Necklaces, anonymous, c. 1750

gold (metal), d 6.5cm × h 1cm More details

These jewels are part of a group of gold and silver ornaments from Surat, that are now kept in the Rijksmuseum. They were collected in the 18th century by a VOC (Dutch East India Company) servant. In India gold jewels were regularly melted down in order to make new, fashionable ornaments. Consequently, Indian jewels from before the 19th century are exceptionally rare.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Collections with this work

Asian art

Rijksmuseum

Favourites

Maaike Rikhof

April 15 2020 - 94 works 76 1

KABINET

Konstantin Lobanov

March 30 2020 - 110 works 140 0