Cartier, art deco 'laque burgauté' and gem-set compact depicting a Chinese nobleman on horseback, c. 1925. From bonhams.com.
Cartier, coral and demantoid garnet brooch, description from Christie's: 'Realistically modelled as an Oriental flower seller, the portly gentleman entirely carved in coral, holding a bough with similarly carved coral flowerheads interspersed with circular-cut demantoid garnet and emerald bud highlights,' c. 1950, 5.3cm. From christies.com.
Emerald aigrettes and brooches by Cartier and Iribe/Linzeler (Paris) made for Indian taste now in the collection of Qatari prince Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani on view at the Met, NY
Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 28 October 2014-25 January 2015, and to be presented as Bejewelled Treasures: the Al Thani Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 21 November 2015-28 March 2016.
Aigrette (turban ornament) designed by Paul Iribe, made by Robert Linzeler in Paris, 1910, platinum set with emerald, sapphires, diamonds, and pearls, 9 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm. The Al-Thani Collection. From Met, NY.
Cartier, Brooch with carved emeralds and diamonds, 1925 (modified by Cartier in 1927), platinum set with emeralds, diamonds, and enamel, 4.4 x 6.7 cm (15.65 ct central curved cabochon emerald). The Al-Thani Collection. From Met, NY.
Cartier (made in London), Shoulder brooch, 1924 (pendant tassel re-created from original records by Cartier workshops, Paris, 2012), brooch: platinum set with emeralds, rubies, diamonds, enamel, and gold & tassel: pearls and onyx beads, with tassel 15.3 (brooch only 3.3) x 7cm. The Al-Thani Collection. From Met, NY.
Cartier, Emerald aigrette with carved scene of the Ramayana (depicts Rama, Sita, and Hanuman), 2012, platinum set with emeralds and diamonds, 19.5 x 7.4 cm with central 380.89 ct emerald. The Al-Thani Collection. From Met, NY.
Chinese, Egyptian, Persian, Assyrian, and Indian influences at Magnificent Jewels sale at Sotheby's, NY, 9 December
Seaman Schepps, 14 Karat Two-Color Gold, Nephrite, Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire Brooch, and Michele della Valle, 18 Karat White Gold, Spinel, Emerald, Cultured Pearl and Diamond 'Jaipur' Necklace. From Sotheby's.
David Webb, 18 Karat Gold and Carved Jade 'Ru-yi' ['as you wish'] Necklace, c. 1971. From Sotheby's.
Cartier with incrustations by Linzeler Marchak [signed 'M' by Vladimir Makowsky], 18 Karat Gold, Mother-of-Pearl, Abalone Shell, Coral, Hardstone, Diamond and Enamel Case, c. 1930. From Sotheby's.
David Webb, Group of 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Ruby and Diamond Jewelry. From Sotheby's.
Archaeological-Revival Gold Bangle-Bracelet featuring a winged bull with an Assyrian head, c. 1870. From Sotheby's.
Lacloche Frères, Paris, Detail of Egyptian-Revival Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone Bracelet, c. 1925. From Sotheby's.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.