Old Ladakh Beads, Three Strands from Ladakhi Necklace, Low Grade Silver, Weight, 70 Grams
***The silver chains are not included and are only for display purposes***
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, India c. early 1900's beads, three strands from a very old Ladakhi necklace.
The necklace strands arrived broken from shipping so I have decided to just sell the low grade silver beads in a lot for jewellery making.
I have attached an example in the last listing photo of this bead with the same design on a necklace in the V&A Museum, London - who have dated their necklace to early 19th century.
The eleven hand made silver spacer beads have a bezel setting. The stones are now missing. Length: 2.5cm, (1") , Weight: 41.8 Grams (1.475oz.).
Ten fringe of drops of closed champakali (jasmine buds). Length: 3.3cm (1 1/4"), Weight: 17.4 Grams (0.615oz.).
Fifty four small silver spacer beads, Weight: 10.8 Grams (0.380oz.).
Total Weight: 70 Grams (2.454oz.)
As noted these are very low silver content - less than 50%.
Length: Strand No. 13.5 cm ( 5 1/4")
Length: Strand No. 12.5 cm (4 3/4")
Length: Strand No. 22.8 cm (9")