Antique India Necklace, Rajasthan Prayer Box, Taviz, 58cm (23″), 203 Grams(7.17oz.)
This is a beautifully made early to mid 20th century necklace although the beads and taviz are most probably much older. It has components from northern India and possibly Sri Lankan or north India silver hollow bicone beads and decorative spacer beads. The high grade silver prayer box amulet is from Rajasthan.
The center amulet taviz is in the round tube shape with five decorative bales. The box is high grade silver and the finals a lower grade silver. The amulet container is sealed and by the weight of the taviz there is a wax element and heavy at approx. 32 grams. The decorative patterns on the front is very fine and of a high standard.
There are eighteen high grade silver hollow fluted bicone beads alternatively strung with nineteen purple lampwork glass beads with silver dust and very small rose gold color seed beads. Because of the weight of the double strand beads it has a very secure hook for closing. It has a unidentified stamp on the ends.
There is silver tarnish on the beads and prayer box - but will polish up beautifully.
Box Amulet Height: 2.5 cm (1 1/4")
Amulet Box Width: 6.5 cm (2 1/2")
Necklace Length: 58 cm (23")
Silver Bicone Beads: 1.7 cm (5/8")
Tested: High Grade Silver
Weight: 203 Grams (7.17 oz.)