Most of the objects and paintings on display in the V&A's South Asia gallery are not concerned with the bare facts of history but with the way people lived at the Mughal court. These works of art, made for courtly patrons, have survived because they were highly prized and kept carefully over many years.
Lady Lydia Deterding painted by Philip de Laszlo In 1980 a fabulous collection of jewels were sold from the estate of Lady Lydia Deterding. The sale included numerous signed pieces by Cartier and three major jewels of Russian imperial origin. She was born in Tashkent, Russia, and at the age of 16…
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Pair of Platinum, Carved Ruby and Emerald and Diamond Earclips
Lot 378 part of the Important Jewelry Auction at Doyle. The flowers fashioned of 2 pear-shaped carved rubies approximately 16.5 x 12.8 x 6.5 mm. and 17.0 x 12.8 x 6.5 mm., accented by 6 carved emerald leaves, with single-cut diamond-set caps., the reverse with foliate engraving, circa 1950. C