Old Ladakh Beads, Three Strands from Ladakhi Necklace, Low Grade Silver, Weight, 70 Grams

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")

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