Antique Himachal Pradesh Pendant, Silver 80-90%, 46.3 Grams, 43cm (18″) Sterling Snake Chain
An early to mid 20th century, rare - old silver (80-90%) pendant worn by the women in the Himachal Pradesh State in northern India.
The jewellers of Kangra, Chamba, Mandi and Kullu were famous for their silver jewellery skills. Kangra was the kingdom of Rajputin earlier days. They mainly worked with silver. The pendant is still in very good condition.
The pendant has a double bale and can be strung on a single or a double strand. There is a row of decorative bells around the bottom of the pendant. One floral unit missing on the right hand side of the pendant.
I have strung the Himachal Pradesh Pendant a 46cm (18") new Indian Sterling Silver snake chain with an 'S' clasp closing. The end cap of the chain has a screw and thread - to be opened when placing through a small bale.
Height: 10.5cm (4″)
Width: 5cm (2″ )
Pendant Weight: 38.1 grams (1.345oz.)
Sterling Silver Indian Snake Chain: 46cm (18"), 8.2 Grams (0.290oz.)