A Mughal gem-set agate archer's ring North India, 18th Century

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Lot 170
A Mughal gem-set agate archer's ring
North India, 18th Century

Sold for £ 6,312 (US$ 8,261) inc. premium
A Mughal gem-set agate archer's ring
North India, 18th Century
of typical form, decorated in diamond and ruby inlay in a gold kundan setting with a central flowerhead issuing a floral vine
4.3 cm long

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private French collection.

    The design of a central flowerhead issuing floral interlace appears to have been highly fashionable amongst the Mughal elite in the 17th and 18th Centuries, as evidenced by a number of fine examples which exist from the period. For examples see Pedro Moura Carvalho, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, London, 2010, pp. 98-99, nos. 37-40.

    A related example was sold in Christie's, Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19th June 2019, lot 15.
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A Mughal gem-set agate archer's ring North India, 18th Century
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