Indian Solid 22k Gold Figurine Elephant 5.2 Oz T Jaipur Enamel 55 Diamonds Yqz For Sale
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4th of Four SOLID GOLD Art Statues Absolute
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This week we have something amazing to put up. Four Early to Mid 1900's, Indian SOLID 22 Karat Gold, figural figurine desk objects. (Even the screws and nuts are 22K gold.) Two elephants with riders, a camel with riders and a pair of birds on a branch. Each completely applied with thin Jaipur enamel and accented with rose cut diamonds. The four items have a combined total weight of 299.29 dwt. (That is 14.9645 troy ounces, $24,710 in gold at today's prices.) The gold has been acid tested 22K and the diamonds have been tested true. Each is an amazing piece of art in their own right, a beautiful way of retaining gold ownership. They came out of the estate of a Wilmington, Delaware business man, (President of a Building Materials Company). We are putting them up in four separate sales, check out all four.
Everywhere you turn today you hear about gold ownership and how it is a safe hedge against inflationary times. But... be aware, gold ownership in the past has been illegal, but these, these are pieces of art. How smart is that?
This is the 4th of the four. A large elephant with howdah and two riders perched on top. It has 55 rose cut (old mine cut) diamonds. Total weight on this one is 104.03 dwt (That is 5.2015 troy ounces of gold, $8,589 in gold at today's prices.) Very minor loss to enamel/bruise on raised front leg, and next to the diamond on its forehead. It comes in its original fitted box (worn).
In India enamel work is considered one of the highest levels of craftsmanship and artistry. It is best seen in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. The enamels of Jaipur in Rajputana are of unparalleled perfection. Here is the story of Jaipur enameling (normally on 22k gold) from off ddrenamel site online (great site!!):
At the end of the 16th century Raja Man Singh of Jaipur invited five skilled enamel workers from Lahore. Their descendants today are some of the world's best gold workers and enamelers. Rajasthani enameling or Meenakari is an elaborate process. After the gold is given the required shape ,it is covered with lac or sealing wax. Then starts the most difficult part. The ornament is scratched on with a pointed instrument, and the required designs are carved. The designs are usually images of God, birds and flowers and even landscapes. Once the designs are made the enamel dust or powder of different colored glasses is put into the cavities. The ornament is placed into the red-hot furnace which has two openings and is lined with tin. The enamel is melt and is diffused proportionately into the cavities.It is then taken out and burnished with a wet stone. Then process is repeated until the required polish is attained.
Sometimes it takes months to finish one piece of jewelry. The standards of excellence has been maintained over the years and the occupation is hereditary. But not everyone in the family of enamelers can become an enameler. It requires penetrating eyes, full attraction and patience. Once given a commission, most artists retire to their country homes so as not to be disturbed during the work.
One of the best known Jaipur enameler was Shri DEEN DAYAL MEENAKAR. He made a small elephant of gold which is considered one of the best pieces of Jaipur enamel work, and was exhibited at many art exhibitions in various part of the country. He won the national award in 1968. Shri DEEN DAYAL died in 1985 and his son Shri RAJKUMAR SANKIT and his grandson DEEPAK SANKIT are now following his tradition.
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 10 x 10 box.
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Indian Solid 22k Gold Figurine Elephant 5.2 Oz T Jaipur Enamel 55 Diamonds Yqz: $7,568