Lot 149. A Mughal gemset gold and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), North India, 19th century. Estimate £8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Of typical form with a central curved palmette rising from a central rosette, flanked by two smaller rosettes, the gold body set with diamonds and other gems, the reverse with polychrome enamelling showing central birds surrounded by floral motifs, with two emeralds suspended from the body and a third from the top of the palmette, with later removable emerald, pearl and spinel chain, 5½in. (14cm.) wide

Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 23 April 2015, London