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As predicted, the 2014 show at the Metropolitan Museum sponsored by Christie's presaged an auction at Christie's set for 2019.

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This is as major a collection as we’ll ever see at auction,” said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s international head of jewelry. He was speaking of the 400 pieces the house will auction in New York on June 19 as part of the Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sale. The historically significant selection comes from the Al Thani family, who have amassed one of the finest collections of Indian jewelry, jeweled objects and historic gemstones.

Those who visited the exhibitions of the Al Thani collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or at The Victoria & Albert Museum will recognize many pieces. Highlights include the Patiala Ruby Choker created by Cartier Paris in 1931, sometimes referred to as the finest ruby necklace ever made, a diamond riviere necklace originally from the collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad comprising almost 200 carats of exceedingly rare Golconda diamonds.

To read more on Town and Country:

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/a27257269/al-thani-indian-jewelry-auction-christies/

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You may also like to read:

* Jewels Of Al Thani

* BEJEWELLED TREASURES: THE AL THANI COLLECTION

* Treasures From India Jewels From The Al-Thani Collection, Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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Treasure india 2Tippoo Sultan's Magic Box, Mysore, India, Circa 1789-1798, Gold, Each of the twenty equilateral faces bears a number in Arabic Used as common factors in Euclidean Geometry Pioneered by the Ancient Greeks - Image Courtesy | Alex Boyle, AAD

 Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 17.50.47 copy Example of early Mughal Jade - Image Courtesy | Alex Boyle, AAD

 Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.02.34Turban Jewellry, Jaipur or Hyderbad 19th Century - Gold and Silver set with Diamonds and with Pendent Spinels, Enamelled on the back - Author's own image

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.03.15Locket Pendant, Mughul India, 17th Century, Gold Inlaid with Rubies and Emeralds - Image Courtesy | Alex Boyle

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.04.08A Ceremonial Sword Circa 1880 - 1910. Hyderbad - Author's own Image

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.03.33The Gold hilt set with Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds 

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 21.59.41Turban Jewellry, possibly Hyderbad - Gold set with Emeralds and Diamonds Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.00.11A showcase of fiine jewellry in the Exhibition 

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 18.09.14 copyNecklace 19th or 20th Century, possibly Hyderbad - Gold set with Diamonds and an Emerald bead, Enamelled on the edges - 

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.34.29Necklace possibly circa 1900, probably Hyderbad - Gold and Silver set with foiled Emeralds and Diamonds, the chord ends wrapped with Natural Pearls 

Screen Shot 2015 11 19 at 22.37.42Sapphire and Diamond Turban ornament (sarpech), India, ca.1920; modified ca.1925 - 35  

You may also like to read:

* Jewels Of Al Thani

* BEJEWELLED TREASURES: THE AL THANI COLLECTION

* Treasures From India Jewels From The Al-Thani Collection, Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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