Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
Owned and bequeathed by Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb this amazing Spinel is now in the Victoria & Albert museum in London.
Surprisingly it has been described by the V&A as the “Carew” spinel.
How it reached Lady Carew will be interesting to find out …
But naming it after anyone other than the 3 mughal emperors will probably appear absurd to most especially since the names of the original owners are clearly inscribed on the gem!
Seen in the V & A museum, London