A striking hand beaten necklet or torc, high grade silver (95% or higher) with embossed and engraved decoration and set with a resin stone. There is a loop behind the flower to suspend further jewellery from or to fasten to clothing. Rajasthan, northern India. Early 20th Century. Wear on the upper loops suggests that the piece may have been suspended from strings or chains as a pectoral decoration rather than clasped around the neck.
Measurements: Total height 21.4 cm, diameter of flower 3.5 cm