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Multan Valley Enamel Sunburst Pendant Necklace
- Multan Valley Enamel Sunburst Pendant Necklace
- Circa early to Mid 20th Century
- Approx. 17" long
- Pendants measure approx. 1 5/8" and 1 7/8"
- Material: High Quality Silver 80% or higher with intricately worked and inlaid enamel
- Antique and vintage Tribal Heirlooms were often made of melted colonial high silver content coins and rarely marked.
- Enamel powder could be produced in two ways, either by powdering colored glass, or by mixing colorless glass powder with pigments such as a metallic oxide, powdered Lapis Lazuli and Malachite.
- Designs were either painted freehand or over the top of outline incisions, and the technique probably originated in metalworking. Once painted, enameled items needed to be fired at a temperature high enough to melt the applied powder, but low enough that the item itself was not melted.
- Multan is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is located in the southern part of the province, and is steeped in history. Known as the 'City of Pirs and Shrines, Multan is a prosperous city of bazaars, mosques, shrines and superbly designed tombs. Multan is renowned for its fine handicrafts, especially pottery and exquisite enamel work.
- Origin is Pakistan