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Sword and scabbard c.1902

Gold, coloured enamel, diamonds, steel | Sword 88.5 cm long, scabbard: 89.7cm long (whole object) | RCIN 11288

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This spectacular sword is set with a mixture of traditionally-cut Indian stones (lasques), which are polished but unfaceted and rose and brilliant-cut diamonds, probably cut in Europe. It was presented to King Edward VII by the Maharaja of Jaipur as a coronation present on 9 August 1902.