A gem-set jade Bowl, India, late 19th Century. photo Bonhams

on a short foot, the jade in a green opaque tone, rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in gold depicting a repeat design showing a bird on leafy branches - 8.8 cm. diam., 4.5 cm. high. Sold for £18,000


A gem-set jade Mirror, India, 19th Century. photo Bonhams

dark olive green jade, of rectangular form surmounted by a small foliate terminal, a trefoil finial below, finely engraved and inlaid with gold depicting branches issuing from a small vase, the interior missing a glass mirror, the borders decorated with small flowers - 17.5 x 11 cm. Sold for £2,280

Note: For another mirror of similar form and decoration, see M.G Dikshit, History of Indian Glass, Bombay, 1969, pl. XXXI, figs A & B.

Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, 15 Apr 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com