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Gold Tipu Sultan pendant leads Bonhams Glenconner sale

The gold pendant, estimated at between £80,000 and £120,000, is set with a 38-carat emerald, surrounded by nine precious stones that include topaz, blue sapphire, ruby, diamond and pearl. The pendant is one of only a select few pieces of jewellery from the Mysorean rajah’s treasury to have survived in its original setting.  

Other major items in the Glenconner sale include a rare 18th-century south Indian carved emerald figurine (estimated at £40,000 to £60,000); a late Mogul inscribed emerald  from 1826 (estimated at £25,000 to £35,000); and a 19th-century north Indian silver sheet-covered wood tester bed (estimated at £15,000 to £20,000).

 

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