Lot 202. A jewelled head ornament (jhumar) with seed-pearls, India, Lucknow, 19th-20th century; 15cm. height. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.
designed as a gem-set floral arrangement from which rows of seed-pearls connect to an openwork crescent-form hinged panel with hanging details and seed-pearl and bead fringe, reverse in polychrome enamel, with hook above for fastening.
Provenance: Previously property of an Indian maharani.
Private collection, UK, since the early 1970s.
Note: For an example in the National Museum, Delhi, inv. no.89.1030, see Balakrishnan 2014, p.91.
Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020