Attributed to Garrard automated turban brooch (sarpech), circa 1910.


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Diamond, pearl and enamel automated turban brooch (sarpech). Composed of a central circular case with rotating mechanism set with one central cushion shape old mine diamond in a closed back claw setting with a weight of 0.80 carats, above a pair of eight rayed stars which when wound, rotate in opposing directions set with fifty two round rose cut diamonds in closed back grain settings, the cover of the case in dark blue engine-turned enamel encircled by a single row of thirty six natural pearls in closed back grain settings, the case also set to top and bottom with twelve round rose cut diamonds in open back collet settings, and flanked by two double tiered wings set with one hundred and forty two round rose cut diamonds in open back grain settings, all two hundred and six rose cut diamonds with a total weight of 5.34 carats. The combined approximate diamond weight is 6.14 carats, to an impres-sive automated turban brooch featuring star motifs and finely sculpted wings with fancy shaped back-holing, the reverse mounted with a secure hinged pin and scroll clasp, a hinged winding latch and en-graved with the image of a crown, approximately 8.5cm in width. Tested yellow gold and silver set-tings, attributed to Garrard and Co, circa 1910, accompanied by fitted box.

Formerly belonging to the estate of Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Holkar II (r. 1926-48) of Indore.



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