Emerald brooch reaches above estimate of J1.05m

Two historic, finely carved Mughal emeralds were the highlights of Christie’s Arts of India sale in London on September 24. Topping the bill was a 17th century wine cup made from a 408.5ct carved emerald mounted in gold and enamel that sold to a Middle Eastern buyer on the phone for Ј1.6m (plus 19.5/12% buyer’s premium).

The same buyer went on to take this pendant brooch composed of a 55.8ct, 17th century carved emerald (above) that once belonged to Clive of India mounted in an early 19th century English setting of

diamonds with an emerald drop (right). Competition from the room and ultimately from an European bidder on another phone took its price to an above-estimate Ј1.05m.

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