Vintage Indian Necklace, Jasmine Bud Flowers, High Grade Silver, 43 cm (17″), 44.3 Grams
Vintage, dating to mid 20th century, genuine, solid high grade silver, flexible jasmine bud necklace and fine weave extension chains from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Western India.
It has a marking on the end closing - RA - and Indian Silver Hallmark, most probably Rathod Arts from Kolhapur.
The fringe linked drops with 27 fragrant jasmine buds with same decoration on both sides.
The two side chains are double strand, very high quality, fine silver weave chains hinged together and embellished with floral units. It has a S clasp for closing. It has a lovely soft worn patina and beautiful craftsmanship.
There are no breaks in the silver wire chain.
Jasmine Bud Length: 2.2 cm (7/8")
Chain Side Extension Length: 9 cm (3 1/2")
Weight: 44.3 Grams (1.560 oz.)
Length: 43 cm (17")
Tested: High Grade Silver (92.5%)