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  • TIPU SULTAN’S GOLD PENDANT WITH 38 CARAT EMERALD

    The Tipu Sultan pendant. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: IT MADE £217,250.

    The Tipu Sultan gold pendant set with a 38 carat emerald surrounded by nine precious stones including topaz, blue sapphire, ruby, diamond and pearl will be offered by Bonhams in London on September 28.  Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore who challenged British rule in India, was killed in a battle in 1799.  This is one of the very few pieces of jewellery from his treasury to survive in the original setting.

    Pair of double-sided cufflinks in green chalcedony spheres (click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: They made £3,750.

    Estimated at £80,000-£120,000 it is from the collection of the late Lord Glenconner in St. Lucia.  The sale contains presents from the late Princess Margaret to Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner. Among them is a silver snuffbox engraved with an image of The Glen, the Glenconner family home in Scotland (estimate £1,000-1,500) and a pair of double-sided cufflinks in green chalcedony spheres (£1,000-£1,500).  The sale includes Caribbean and Anglo Indian furniture, Islamic and Indian art, Chinese ceramics, silver, works of art, jewellery and pictures.

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