A Gem-Set Jade Hilt and Two Scabbard Mounts. India, 19th Century or Later. Photo Christie's Ltd 2012

The hilt of pistol shape with rounded quillons, the two scabbard mounts of typical shape, the gold inlaid decoration with a lattice of trefoil palmettes set with foiled rubies overall, a long palmette along the pommel, the hilt inlaid with a band of emeralds above the quillon, minor loss to hilt, small restoration to the upper scabbard mount. Hilt 5½in. (14cm.) long (3). Estimate £7,000 - £10,000

Christie's. Arts of India. 1 October 2012. London, South Kensington