Alain.R.Truong

21 avril 2015

A pair of Indian diamond and ruby-set earrings

A pair of Indian diamond and ruby-set Earrings

A pair of Indian diamond and ruby-set earrings. Estimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,500 - 4,900). Photo Bonhams.

of drop form, set with rubies around a central diamond, surmounted by a diamond-set floral spray, verso with polychrome enamelled decoration comprising bird amidst floral motifs -each 4.7 cm. long, 28 g. (total weight)(2)

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

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A pair of Indian diamond-set earrings with emerald drop

A pair of Indian diamond-set Earrings with emerald drop

A pair of Indian diamond-set earrings with emerald dropEstimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams.

each in the form of a flower head, set with diamonds in an open framework, a carved emerald drop below, the reverse with polychrome floral enamelled decoration, with earpost, screw and safety clasp - each 5.2 cm. long, 24 g. (total weight)(2)

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

An Indian diamond-set enamelled Head Ornament (Maang Tikka)

An Indian diamond-set enamelled Head Ornament (Maang Tikka)

An Indian diamond-set enamelled Head Ornament (Maang Tikka)Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams.

set with diamonds, composed of foliate motifs arranged around a central drop form in an open framework, a crescent moon below with an emerald bead fringe, four small drop form diamond-set hinged elements above, the reverse with gold and green floral enamelled decoration - 8.5 cm. long, 22 g.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

A gem-set enamelled Pendant with emerald drop, Possibly Deccan, 19th Century

A gem-set enamelled Pendant with emerald drop, Possibly Deccan, 19th Century

A gem-set enamelled Pendant with emerald drop, Possibly Deccan, 19th CenturyEstimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,300 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams.

set with diamonds around a central facetted ruby in an open framework, verso enamelled with polychrome floral enamelled decoration, surmounted by enamelled suspension loop, a large emerald suspended below, recto set with diamonds and ruby in the form of a flower, engraved leaves around the base, verso bearing inscription in nasta'liq - 7 cm. long; 30 g.

Inscription: 'Allah, Muhammad, 'Ali.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND

A diamond-set enamelled Bangle (Kada), Rajasthan, 19th-20th Century

A diamond-set enamelled Bangle (Kada), Rajasthan, 19th-20th Century

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A diamond-set enamelled Bangle (Kada), Rajasthan, 19th-20th CenturyEstimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams.

of circular form, the exterior set with foiled diamonds in gold in the form of a floral meandering vine on a red enamelled ground, the interior with floral polychrome enamelled decoration, hinged, bearing screw with blue enamelled floral motif - 8 cm. (outer width), 5.5 cm. (inner width), 80 g.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET



A gem-set enamelled gold Armband (Bazuband), North India, 19th Century

A gem-set enamelled gold Armband (Bazuband), North India, 19th Century

A gem-set enamelled gold Armband (Bazuband), North India, 19th CenturyEstimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,500 - 4,900). Photo Bonhams.

composed of a gently curving rectangular plaque set with rubies and emeralds on a cobalt blue enamelled ground with meandering gold tendrils, ruby and emerald-set hinged loops to sides of pendant, sides and reverse with polychrome enamelled decoration comprising birds surrounded by scrolling floral motifs  the plaque 4.5 x 5.3 cms.; 73 g.

Provenance: Collection of La Comtesse de Broissia-Tortillia, Alexandria; thence by descent.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

Two silver-gilt and cast iron turquoise-set elephant Goads (ankus), Rajasthan, 19th Century

Two silver-gilt and cast iron turquoise-set elephant Goads (ankus),

Two silver-gilt and cast iron turquoise-set elephant Goads (ankus), Rajasthan, 19th CenturyEstimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€4,200 - 5,600). Photo Bonhams.

the iron spike with lobed koftgari decorated sides, the hook terminating in a lotus bud, the shaft decorated with repousse floral band set with turquoise stones running diagonally and plain gold upper, the terminals with raised turquoise-set ring - 56cm.(2)

Note: Found in armouries and temples all across India, ankus are often ornately decorated with gemstones, or engraved with passages of sacred text. They vary in size, a shorter version is used by an elephant rider and the longer by those walking behind the elephant. Highly decorated examples such as the diamond-set example in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Museum no. 02693(IS))were used mainly for display. The ankus is one of the eight auspicious objects known as Astamangala in Hinduism, and is associated with certain other religions of the Indian subcontinent.

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET 

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A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th Century

A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th Century

A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th CenturyEstimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams.

each of typical form; the ivory ring with tapering protruding front, set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds in gold in the form of a floral spray; the jade ring of pale green colour, carved in low relief with floral and foliate motifs - ivory ring 4.4 cm., jade ring 4 cm. (length)(2)

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

Two unusual gold fittings, Lucknow or Deccan, 17th-18th Century

Two unusual gold fittings, Lucknow or Deccan, 17th-18th Century

Two unusual gold fittings, Lucknow or Deccan, 17th-18th CenturyEstimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,300). Photo Bonhams.

he first in the form of two pairs of confronting fish forming a circle, the eyes with iron rivets; the second in the form of a turtle, the interior of the body filled with resin - the larger 11.8 cm. diam.; 131 g.(2)

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th Century

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th Century

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th CenturyEstimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€6,900 - 9,700). Photo Bonhams.

of deep rounded form with sides rising to flaring rim, on short circular foot in the form of lobed petals surrounding a flower head, the sides thinly carved with a frieze of cartouches filled with floral sprays within narrow borders of foliate motifs, the semi-translucent stone with dark inclusions, in later fitted box - 15 cm. diameter of rim, 5.8 cm. height

Provenance: Collection of Imre Schwaiger, a Hungarian art dealer based in India in the early 20th century (by repute)

Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET