These four shield bosses would have once rested on the centre of either a steel or leather shield. See R. Elgood, Arms & Armour at the Jaipur Court: The Royal Collection, Niyogi Books, New Delhi, 2015, pp.164-173 for shield with these types of bosses.
Fragmentary, two missing central nail for attaching originally, most of the koftgari work intact, with few missing sections, some oxidisation to steel particularly noticeable to interior, 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."