22 juillet 2019

Sehra and topi, possibly North India, circa 19th century

2019_NYR_17464_0247_000(sehra_and_topi_possibly_north_india_circa_19th_century)

Lot 247. Sehra and topi, possibly North India, circa 19th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

A bridegroom's ornamental headdress consisting of a fitted cap (topi) and a veil (sehra), made of cotton/silk, a gem set border along the bottom with inset jewels backed with textile, 25 suspended strands with hanging rubies, pearls, and emeralds, ending in tassels. 
Sehra: 10 ins. (25.4 cm.) wide (gem set border); 13 ½ ins. (34.2 cm.) long (suspension beads).
Topi: 6 ins. (15.2 cm.) high.

ExhibitedGrand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 274-275, no. 206
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 293, no. 202
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 308, no. 206
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 182, no. 121.

Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

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