Lot 56
 

Designed as a hilt inlaid with gemstones in gold and kundan-work in floral motifs.

Gross weight: 400.85 grams



In the Mughal period, daggers with decorated hilts and scabbards were often given as royal gifts and tokens of honour, and were considered a form of ornamentation. The hilt could be shaped in the form of a pistol grip or even an animal head. In the present lot, a hilt made of jade is inlaid with floral kundan patterns. This is an especially skilled technique, as tough stones like jade need to have channels drilled into which the gold can flow, and for the gemstones to be placed and secured.




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  Lot 56 of 174  

FINE JEWELS: ODE TO NATURE
15-16 OCTOBER 2019

Estimate
$7,860 - 10,715
Rs 5,50,000 - 7,50,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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