21 juin 2019

Recto with a portrait of a courtier, probably Ghazi Khan, Zafar Jang, verso with a nasta'liq quatrain written by Mir 'Ali,

Lot 76. Recto with a portrait of a courtier, probably Ghazi Khan, Zafar Jang; Verso with a nasta'liq quatrain written by Mir 'Ali; the painting, Mughal India, circa 1650-58 AD, the calligraphy signed by Mir 'Ali, Herat or Bukhara, late 15th-early 16th century. Folio 15 ¼ x 10 ins. (18.6 x 25.4 cm.). Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 7615,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, recto an extremely sensitively observed portrait on... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

A carved emerald and gold ring

Lot 71. A carved emerald and gold ring, 16-17th century. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 759,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Carved emerald ring, gold, ring size 5 ¼, 16-17th century (emerald), gold hoop of later addition. Provenance: Lyn RevsonChristie's, New York, 23-24 October 1996, lot 200Lily SafraChristie's, Geneva, 14 May 2012, lot 34. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 33, no. 10Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 50, no. 30The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem set huqqa set, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720

  Lot 71. An enamelled and gem set huqqa set, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720; 22 5/8 ins. (57.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 759,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, consisting of three parts, vase, hose port with stem and tray, with cloth-covered base and pipe. Note: This huqqa base, noticeably larger than almost all other spherical examples, was almost certainly made in the imperial Mughal... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

'The Shah Jahan Seal Ring’. An antique spinel and enamel ring 

Lot 386. 'The Shah Jahan Seal Ring’. An antique spinel dated 1643-44 and enamel ring. Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 1,000,000. Price realised USD 795,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Fluted spinel half-bead, blue enamel, gold, ring size 5, spinel dated 1643-44, ring late 19th or early 20th century. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 42, no. 4The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 78, no. 49Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 56, no. 37The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 83, no. 40The Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set suite of paan boxes, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1760-1780

Lot 240. An enamelled and diamond-set suite of paan boxes, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1760-1780. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 975,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Comprising a large container and eight smaller boxes on a fitted tray, all set with diamonds on a green enamel ground, the outer rim of the tray decorated in dark blue enamel, the interior of all boxes and base of tray are undecorated. Tray 13 ¾ x 11 3/8 ins. (35 x 29 cm.); largest box 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/8... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

An enamelled and gem-set model of a parrot, Hyderabad, Deccan, circa 1775-1825

Lot 140. An enamelled and gem-set model of a parrot, Hyderabad, Deccan, circa 1775-1825; 8 ¾ ins. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,035,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds and with a pendant emerald hanging from its beak, on a stand similarly decorated, base decorated with two central flowers in green and white enamel and four leaves in each corner. Provenance: Nizams of Hyderabad. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

An Art Deco Ceylon sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1920

Lot 276. An Art Deco Ceylon sapphire of 109,50 carats and diamond brooch, circa 1920. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 1,095,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cushion modified mixed-cut sapphire of 109.50 carats, circular, single and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum, 2 ¾ ins., circa 1920. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100319: 109.50 carats, Classic Ceylon, no gemological evidence of heat or clarity enhancementGübelin, 2013, report no. 13050015: 109.50 carats, Sri Lanka, no indications... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

An inscribed emerald

Lot 353. An inscribed oval mixed-cut Colombian emerald of 17.94 carats, 22.15 x 19.41 x 5.22 mm, emerald dated 1786–1787. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 1,275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100330: 17.94 carats, Classic Colombia, no clarity enhancement. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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21 juin 2019

Olivier Malingue presents 'Abstract or not' at London Art Week 2019

Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Syracuse, 1954. Oil on canvas, 50 x 73 cm. Courtesy of Olivier Malingue Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week. Olivier Malingue is pleased to present Abstract or not, an exhibition including works by Georges Braque, Nicolas De Staël, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Raymond Hains, Alain Jacquet, André Masson, Joan Mitchell, Judit Reigl, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva. The exhibition explores different interpretations of abstraction, through a selection of... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

Jacob Jordaens, Study of a lady looking down, seen en profile towards the left, resting her right hand on her left shoulder

  Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678), Study of a lady looking down, seen en profile towards the left, resting her right hand on her left shoulder, c.1623-25, black and red chalck on tinted paper, heightened in white, 374 x 263 mm, Klaas Muller. © 2019 London Art Week. Provenance: Unidentified collection mark ML. (resembles L.1886b); unidentified collection mart AB (not in Lugt); collection of ambassador Mr. de X., Paris. Note: The model from our drawing can be distinguished among the crowd bringing homage to Ceres... [Lire la suite]
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