Featured Can anyone help please! What is this? Gold, Diamonds & Saphires

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by CChandani, Jun 10, 2021 at 3:23 PM.

  1. CChandani

    CChandani Member


    I have this piece that i have not been able to get any information on. Can anyone help me figure out what it is and how old? Would really appreciate the help! it's a beautiful piece. I've had it tested and all the gold is 14k it has sapphires with diamonds as well.

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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    And you've checked carefully for marks?

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  4. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Yes i have. The only mark on it is located at the bottom of the swing but it’s just marking 14k. I've searched everywhere for months and haven't found anything similar or of close resemblance.
  5. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. Yours looks older and much finer quality than the ones I’m seeing online (made of brass and mostly modern).

    It almost looks like it’s Indian inspired but made in a European country?
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Amazing piece CChandani. I have never seen anything like it.
    It looks like it was made for the Indian market, Asian made.
    It not only has sapphires and diamonds, but also lapis lazuli, coral and pearls.
    The coral looks like Pacific coral to me, another indication of possibly Asian.

    The figures look 1970s to me, but could be later. Interestingly they look like they could be based on European myth, but that could just be my perception.
    Could we see more of the boy(?), the figure at the back?
    The birds could be peacocks. Their crowns look like crescent moons. The peacock (or peahen) is often associated with the moon.
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  7. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Thank you for your info. I initially thought Asian as well but since i couldn't find anything online I was not super sure. Im still new to this site so as soon as i figure out how to upload the correct size of image i will upload more pictures.
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  8. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Thank you for your info. but if i may ask, where did you find the brass ones you are talking about and what are they called?
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  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Email them to yourself and select size medium. That should fix the size problem.
  10. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I searched for “Indian swing statue”. Here is one example.

    It seems like they are typically brass. Sometimes colored glass or enamel is added but I couldn’t find any examples using gold or precious stones.
  11. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Thank you soooo much!
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  12. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Thank you for the example! I will continue to look until maybe i can find something similar.
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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    My first thought was Indian. Might have been made for the UAE market.

    Fabulous thing.
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    They may be Krishna & Radha.
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  16. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Thank you! That is very good information.
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  17. CChandani

    CChandani Member

    Thank you! I am looking into this right now.
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  18. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Are you sure there is nothing written above 14k?

  19. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the lapis and coral are splendid..
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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the extra photos CChandani.
    It looks like the male figure is wearing a fantasy armour, inspired by ancient Greek or Trojan armours.
    I have never seen Krishna wearing armour, certainly not around Radha or the other Gopis. And I don't think Radha was ever depicted bare-breasted.

    I still think the scene looks European, or from Hellenic Asia Minor.
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