The Arts of the Islamic World sale in London on 26 April encompasses bejewelled treasures from three continents spanning a thousand years. Highlights include exquisite jewellery and intricately decorated objects from the fabled Mughal courts of India and the Ottoman nobility in Turkey demonstrating a propensity for colourful gemstones. Included amongst the sale’s many standout lots are a fifty-five carat spinel inscribed with the names of three Great Mughal Emperors, beautiful enamelled and gem-set bracelets and necklaces as well as important caskets. Click ahead to glimpse the gems that will go on view this month.
Arts of the Islamic World
London | 26 April 2017