24 juin 2019

An antique ruby, diamond and enamel bracelet, mid to late 18th century

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Lot 333. An antique ruby, diamond and enamel bracelet, mid to late 18th century. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 435,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

Cabochon and table-cut rubies, table and rose-cut diamonds, green, red, white and black enamel on reverse, foil, gold on a lac core, 7 ½ ins., mid to late 18th century.

Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 162, ill. p. 195, no. 74.

ExhibitedVictoria and Albert Museum, London 2009, p. 153, no. 126
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich 2010, p. 153, no. 126
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 72
Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 99, no. 51
The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 66, no. 38
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 236, no. 175
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 253, no. 173
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 273, no. 177
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 180, no. 104.

Note: The enamel palette on the sides and reverse of this bracelet suggests that it was likely made in Jaipur between 1750-1800.

Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019


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