Lot 144. An enamelled and diamond-set ankus, North India, 19th century; 21 1/8 ins. (53.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
Steel tip with gold mounts, the entire surface set with diamonds in gold on blue, green and red enamelled ground, the blunt end of the hook modelled as an elephant head with agate eyes, the end of the stick is missing an ornament exposing a screw.