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Lot 257: A LARGE MUGHAL DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET JADE HILT, INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the pale green jade of pistol-grip form with rounded pommel and scroll quillons, decorated with flowering stems of inlaid gold set with emeralds and facet-cut diamonds, featuring a carved emerald crest
In good overall conditions, stones bright, some minor encrustation in between stone settings, some of diamonds with minor hairline scratches, as consistent with age and use, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: 14.5cm. height.