25 mars 2018

Emerald-set Box, Mughal India circa 1635

Emerald-set Box, Mughal India circa 1635.  This sides and lid of this spectacular gold box are set with 103 emeralds, perfectly matched and fitted. They are carved in shallow relief to depict cypress trees within borders of repeated stylized leaves. The precious materials and the high quality of the design and craftsmanship suggest that the box was made at the highest level of Mughal court patronage. At the apex of the lid is a diamond. It has an octagonal table surrounded by 24 visible facets within the girdle and... [Lire la suite]
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