Lot 209. An enamelled and gem set flywhisk set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, Deccan or North India, 1675-1725; 8 ¾ ins. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 483,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.106, no.40.
Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.95, no.65
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.171, no.130
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.195, no.131
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.220, no.135
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 177, no. 80.
Note: A very similar flywhisk in terms of proportion, stones and coloring, is in the al-Sabah Collection (LNS 1805 J; Keene and Kaoukji, 2001, no.6.50, p.83). That example, lacking the lattice design that encloses the present flowerheads, is attributed by the authors probably to Hyderabad, and dated to the 18th century.
Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019