A Tale of Two Bracelets. 29th December, 2019.

In our Jewellery Section, stock number 1675, you will find a pair of Indian gold wedding bracelets and these are likely to be of the finest goldsmithing you have ever seen. Made of the finest 22 carat gold, they were created in Bombay, British India in the middle of the nineteenth century for the famous first Baronet Petit of the family dynasty which created the first textiles mills in India. By family descent.

Dinshaw Maneckji Petit was born in Bombay, British India. Sir Dinshaw was married to Sanaya and was survived by Sir Dinshaw Petit (2nd Baronet). His grandson, Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 3rd Baronet, was married to, Sylla Tata, the daughter of Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and the sister of Jehangir Tata, both of whom were the shareholders of the Tata Sons. His granddaughter Ratanbai Petit was the wife of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.[1] Petit’s great-granddaughter, Dina Jinnah, was married to Wadia Group chairperson, Neville Wadia, until their divorce.

Dinshaw Maneckji Petit died on 1901 at Bombay. A posthumous portrait of the 1st Baronet was painted by Sir James Linton.[2]

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