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