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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Turban ornament

Overview

Creator: Indian (nationality)
Creation Date: 
1870 - 1875
Materials: 
Gold, emeralds, diamonds, pearls and enamel
Dimensions: 
15.6 x 13.5 x 1.9 cm
RCIN 
11286
Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910), when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (married) (1863-1901)
Provenance: 
Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by Sajjan Singh, Maharana of Udaipur.
Description:

This turban ornament probably dates from the mid-nineteenth century and was probably made in Udaipur. It is in a traditional Mughal style. The stones are of impressive size and many are faceted. In Indian jewellery this was usually only done to larger stones. Some of the stones may have served other purposes in the past; this was common practice as the best stones in a treasury would be reset as fashions, or the whim of a ruler, changed.

Further details

Category: 
Costume, Uniforms, Accessories & Grooming