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The Mughals adore perfumes and scented oils. The emperor Akbar (1542-1605) even established a perfumery department within his workshops which created concoctions using musk., ambergris, aloe wood and sandal paste to please the noses of the royal household. This miniature cosmetics bottle set with rubies emeralds and diamonds comes from North India, c1600-1633.

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Perfume Bottle | India, Delhi, circa 1800. Silver and yellow quartz (Citrine) inlaid with turquoise, diamonds, and rubies set in gold

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DECCAN OR MUGHAL INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY -A FINE DIAMOND-INSET AND ENAMELLED GOLD COVERED BOWL AND STAND

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Surahi, the vessel with high neck 18th century Place of Origin: Mughal Materials: Jade, gold wire and leaf, glass and ruby |

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Huqqa Base, India (Bidar), Mughal, 18th century, Nephrite jade with semi precious stones set in gold...

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