A pair of important Indian Kadas. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Each anklet set with a series of twelve rose-cut diamond flowerheads on the convex edge to a gold and dark blue enamel background, the sides with floral and foliate polychrome enamel on a white ground to a central line of green and gold decoration, opens by way of screw fitting, Jaipur, 19th century, 694.4 and 687.5 grams, 12.5 cm diameter, 3.3 cm wide (2). Estimate CHF 60,000 - CHF 80,000 - Price Realized CHF 117,000

Provenance: The property of a Royal House

Notes: Cf. U. Krishnan "Jewels of the Nizams", Government of India, 2001, pp. 196 -199
U. Krishnan and M. Kumar "Dance of the Peacock, Jewellery Traditions of India", India Book House Ltd, 1999, p. 246


An Indian emerald and diamond necklace.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

The front section designed as a line of graduated foiled backed cushion-cut emeralds with diamond accents, suspending a fringe of emerald beads and seed pearl tassels, to the curb link backchain with diamond flower details and triangular emerald clasp, 54.0 cm, in wooden fitted case. Estimate CHF 15,000 - CHF 20,000 - Price Realized CHF 20,000

Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin

Christie's. Jewels: The Geneva Sale, 17 November 2010. Geneva www.christies.com