Auction - Christie's to auction rare Mughal jewelled parrot
Christie’s Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on 5 October in London presents a wealth of over 400 beautiful treasures dating from the 9th to the 19th century. Amongst them is this late 18th century Indian
emerald, ruby and diamond parrot (estimate: £400,000-600,000). During the reigns of the great Mughal emperors, the classical imperial Mughal jewellery style developed and fused with indigenous traditions to produce a distinct style of jewellery and jewelled objects. A love for these glittering pieces was driven by demand from the courts, not just of the Mughals, but also of the Deccani sultans and smaller princedoms.