Lot 2183

An early 20th century Indian inspired diamond-set elephant brooch by Cartier, the elephant pave-set with rose-cut diamonds and a ruby eye, on diamond ground with seed pearl terminals in platinum, signed Cartier, numbered 1218, with French control marks and rubbed maker~s mark. with Hindi inscription to reverse for the Delhi Durbar, 1911, 3.6cm wide, Cartier box The Delhi Durbar meaning |Court of Delhi| was an Indian imperial style mass assembly organised by the British at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, it was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire. The 1911 Durbar was the only one that a sovereign, George V, attended.