Lot 50. A gem set jade powder flask, Mughal India, 18th century; 6 ins. (15 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
Of curved tapering form, the jade body carved in relief with a ram head with ruby eyes, one end terminating with a flowerhead shaped lid, finial with quatrefoil gold flower set with rubies and emeralds, with gilt silver stopper and handle set on a lion shaped silver decoration, the top further decorated with leaf shaped rubies in gold, with silvered case.
Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 70, ill. p. 100, no. 26.