Antique South Indian Prayer Box Necklace, Indian Taviz Necklace, Kerala, 64 Grams, 51cm (20″)
Early 20th century, high grade silver rectangular hexagonal amulet pendant containers from Kerala State, South India.
The six silver containers are strung on a silver snake chain with a seven cornerless cube beads and bone color glass beads. The old glass beads are very uniform and well made. The taviz pendants have been made from a silver stamped sheet with multi loops for the bale. They have been silver tested for high grade silver and have a lovely old silver tarnished patina. Each bead has a wax element to give weight and protect the soft silver from denting.
The beads are strung on an 51 cm (20") Indian sterling silver snake chain with a 'S' clasp for closing. This is not the original "S" clasp for the necklace, I have replaced it as it was missing.
This is an original old worn piece in good condition.
Height of Taviz : 1.5 cm (5/8 ") including Bale
Width: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 ")
Bale: 5 mm
Weight: 64 grams (2.25 oz.)
Material: Tested High Grade Silver 92.5%