Mughal Empire Jewels Preparing to Break Record
The world-famous auction house Christie’s is setting a new ground. An unprecedented collection of 400 pieces of jewelery and valuables, most of which have been unmatched so far, most of which are Indian, is on sale on June 19th.
The parts are expected to be sold at record prices for around $ 120 million. If the sales reach this figure, the jewels of Indian regimes will become history as the world’s most expensive jewelery collection.
Sheikh Hamit bin Abdullah El Tani, one of the sheikhs of Qatar, started collecting jewels after seeing the glittering jewels of Indian mihraja at the exhibition “Maharaja Londra in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum a few years ago.
Curator of the exhibition Although Jaffer Amin does not provide information about why El Tani, who added India’s most valuable, priceless pieces to his collection, has not been informed about why he has put these pieces on sale, the income from the sale will be presented to Al Tani Collection Foundation for exhibitions, publications and art projects. specified.
The collection titled “Mihraceler and the Magnificence of the Mughal Empire Al consists of 400 pieces collected by Al Tani and belonging to the Indian aristocracy over the past 500 years.
According to information given by Christie’s officials, if the collection is expected to show interest, Elizabeth Taylor’s 2011 sale and sold for 115 million dollars may break the record collection.
The most special part of the collection is the 52,58 carat diamond ring named Ayn Heaven’s Mirror ”. Those who want to buy the ring have to disregard the $ 10 million.
Another interesting piece is a turban needle made of white gold and diamonds. Christie’s says this piece was worn by the mihraceler at special ceremonies. Sultan Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, is also among the pieces offered for sale.
Most of the jewels in the collection consist of pieces that the necropists had specially made for European jewel houses.
The most special pieces of the collection, which includes pieces from the Baburli period, which began in the 17th century, are described as very valuable pieces of the Hyderabad Order and the jewels built by Patiala Mihracesi Bhupinder Singh, considered the richest man in the world between 1920-1930.
Singh, as Cartier’s most important client of that time, built special European jewels with precious stones from India and gained a special reputation among Indian aristocrats.
The exhibition was held in London, Geneva, Dubai and Hong Kong for several months before it was put up for sale in New York.
After the auction, Christie’s officials say that this collection will also be exhibited in a museum in Paris next year.