Beautiful Legend

As the chronicler once mighty Shah Jehan, the ruler of the Mughal dynasty that ruled India in the mid xyii century, came the thought that a huge amount of jewelry available in its treasury, best used for the construction of the throne. By imperial order to work the best artists were involved. Seven years later, the throne was ready. Its coated with enamel and diamonds, thickly strewn with sapphires, emeralds, agates. Over back were pictures of two jeweled peacock, and between them – a tree with leaves of jewels, diamonds, emeralds and pearls. According to the French jeweler Tavernier, who happens to see the throne in xyii mid-century, it is worth at least a million pounds. A century later, the Persian ruler Nadir Shah of Kabul sent a chapter in India's Mughal Mohamed Shah ultimatum, which were the words: 'I came to take also from India Persia, the famous Mughal throne.

" A few weeks later at the Punjab plain, the battle was fought, from which emerged the winners of the Persians. Throne, among other treasures went to Nadir Shah and stayed with him until the death in battle with Kurds. After that, according to one testimony, the throne was defeated by the winners apart. But other records reported that the Kurds captured no 'Peacock Throne', and his skilful imitation. The original is left untouched. And it was he who in the late xyii century into the hands of the British, who decided to forward it to London. In the strictest secrecy throne was brought to Bombay, where he was transported to the sailboat 'Grousviner' that the next day left the port.