Small Box in the Form of a Mango

gold, cast, engraved, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds in gold kundan

height 6.5cm

One side of the small box is set with a pavé of foiled cabochon rubies and the other with a pavé of foiled flat-cut diamonds, all in gold kundan in an ogival lattice. The stem and the calyx of the fruit and the interior are all enamelled, over engraved decoration.

P. Moura Carvalho, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India. Jewelled and enamelled objects from the 16th to 20th centuries, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XVIII, London 2010, cat.26, p.81.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.431, p.361.