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The Magnificent Maharajas of India

Maharajas! The word maharaja, literally ‘great king’, conjures up a vision of splendor and magnificence. These princely rulers of India played a role within a social and historical context and were patrons of the arts, both in India and Europe. That resulted in magnificent objects symbolic of royal ...
  • Sylvie Monette

    Emerald necklace pendant that belonged to Maharani Prem Kumari, wife of the Maharaja of Kapurthala ca.1910

  • Dawn Chung

    Indian Maharajas Royal Jewels - Emerald necklace & pendant that belonged to Maharani Prem Kumari, wife of the Maharaja of Kapurthala ca. 1910.

  • Deborah Stirling

    Christie distinguished the eight pieces of jewelry to have the unique art deco style of 1920s

  • Jacquie Lindholm

    Art Deco necklace of Diamonds, Emeralds and Rock Crystal once owned by Anita Delgado. Anita, as a teenager, caught the eye of The Maharaja of Kapurthala. She become one of his five wives in 1908 and spent the next years of her life living in his kingdom in the foothills of the Himalayas. The marriage ended in 1928 when The Maharaja suspected her of commiting adultery with one of her stepsons. Her lavish lifestyle continued on in Europe until her death in 1962.

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