Sotheby's to auction 150-year-old Pearl Canopy of Baroda in NY

15:11, March 09, 2011      

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A portion of The Pearl Canopy of Baroda, a stunning, rarely seen bejeweled, nearly 150-year-old canopy from India which includes over 500,000 pearls, as well as numerous diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds sewn on silk with floral "Persian-style" vines made with colored beads circling the canopy is seen at Sotheby's in New York, in this picture taken March 7, 2011. The Canopy is expected to sell for as much as 5 million U.S. dollars when it goes on auction at Sotheby's next month.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)


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