Lot 180. A jewelled and enamelled sarpech, India, 19th century with later elements; 12.5 by 11.5cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the openwork body set with foiled white stones, designed as a central floral medallion flanked by hinged petal florets and surmounted by a hinged curling jigha, suspended emeralds, the reverse with polychrome enamel floral design with birds, later set with three fastening pins.
Provenance: Ex-collection of a diplomat, Greece, since the early 1970s. Previously gifted from the Maharani of Jodhpur
Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020