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Indian betel box fetches 662,000 pounds at Sotheby`s

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 09:00

An 18th century diamond-set, enamelled gold paandan - a small ornamented box Indians use for keeping their betel leaf and assortments - was sold for a staggering 662,500 pounds at Sotheby`s first auction of the Imperial India collection here.

Exquisite pieces from Imperial India on sale at Sotheby`s

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 12:04

A sword of Tipu Sultan, a bejewelled gold tray from the Mughal era, a miniature painting of Lord Rama and Sita are among the precious objects that will go under the hammer at Sotheby`s first-ever auction of Imperial India collection here Oct 9.