CDC 156 Doveton

CDC 156 Doveton

4,950.00

This unique and exquisite pendant set by our master jewelers is 18k solid gold and is encrusted with 12 brilliant round cut diamonds. It will captivate envious eyes and delight whenever worn. The versatility of its design and handcrafted setting, allows the centerpiece of historic significance to be worn and displayed both sides.

The central jewel unlike any other is hand carved in exquisite mother of pearl and depicts on one side, a unique deep carved scene of battle between three people from a time long ago in Canton in an intricately carved village scene in the background. The outer border is perfect with its astounding detail. Words become insufficient to describe the detail achieved by its artist.

Drawn into an era of perfection by the artistry of this 200-year-old craftsmanship with details that would be unable to be replicated, this jewel of singular beauty will rightfully become an unrivaled investment and heirloom to delight for life.

The other side of this incredible piece of history, is equally stunning in its intricacy and aesthetic beauty. It displays the crest-coat of arms of Lt General Sir John Doveton of the Madras Light Cavalry who commissioned the piece circa 1830. We can see the eagle supporting a staff with a pennant; arms: azure on a chevron between two doves and an anchor, three roses {with impaled arms}; The back hatching surrounding the crest is also intricate. And Doveton’s motto of Patience and Perseverance. The outer edge of the central Crest is equally breathtaking including a unique depiction of wild cats.

Simply outstanding in its beauty.

Size 4.4 cm

Each unique piece from the Ching Dynasty Collection is supplied with certificates of authenticity and value along with documentation detailing the historical significance of the piece.

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Sir John Doveton

Lieut-General

First Madras Light Cavalry

Sir John Doveton entered the Madras light cavalry as a cornet in 1785 serving in all three campaigns of Lord Cornwallis against Tipu Sultan. As a lieutenant he also served in the campaign of Lieutenant-General George Harris during the fourth Anglo-Mysore War of 1799. In 1813 he was promoted to Colonel and his noted service during the third Anglo-Maratha War of 1817-18 resulted in him being awarded CB on October 14 1818 and KCB on November 26 1819.

In April 1819 Doveton commanded the forces which besieged and captured Asirgarh.

He was made a GCB and promoted to Lieutenant-General.

Sir John Doveton Crest: a dove supporting a staff with a penant; arms: azure on a chevron between two doves and an anchor, three roses {with impaled arms} Motto Patience and Perseverance..