Help with antique necklace 18 century

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silveradrian
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Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby silveradrian » Mon May 03, 2021 5:41 am

Hello,I'm very puzzled by this antique silver necklace,with some arabic/otoman markings
If anybody has came across something similar to shed some light :D

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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby amena » Mon May 03, 2021 6:19 am

Iit's Indian, but I don't think it's a few decades older. I could be wrong, let's wait for other opinions.

silveradrian
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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby silveradrian » Mon May 03, 2021 6:30 am

An Arab friend translated this hallmark as being a date,exactly the year 1743

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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 03, 2021 9:09 am

Hi,
Year 1743 is wishful thinking.
It is modern production in an Arabic speaking country, even India.
Besides, B1 is seen in one of the images; clear indicator of 20th century.
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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby silveradrian » Mon May 03, 2021 5:21 pm

It is plausible,I’m going to continue the research though

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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby amena » Tue May 04, 2021 3:14 am

An Indian friend interpreted this writing as "nirmal" निर्मल that is "pure"
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Amena

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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby AG2012 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:49 am

Hi,
Amena solved the mystery (if there was mystery at all, more likely we did not recognize Hindu script).
Nirmal is Hindu first name and it appears in Nirmal Jewelers.
Meaning ``pure`` does not refer to silver fineness (pure silver) but given name similar to Catherine from Greek katharos i.e. pure.
All said, modern production by Nirmal Jewelers, India.

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Re: Help with antique necklace 18 century

Postby silveradrian » Tue May 04, 2021 4:57 am

Thank you everybody for the help!
I have to admit that it was a bit of a mistery because of the language,but hoppefully this thread will help others if they stumble across something similar
Best regards,
Silveradrian


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