24 juin 2019

A gold gem set and enamelled flywhisk handle, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720

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Lot 210. A gold gem set and enamelled flywhisk handle, India, possibly Delhi, circa 1680-1720; 8 5/8 ins. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

Of typical form, set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies on red-enamelled ground, the finial set with a carved emerald.

NoteThe design and settings of this flywhisk relate it closely to the large gem set and enamelled huqqa base in the same collection (lot 71). Particularly indicative is the use of stylised diamond-set cypress trees as dividing elements between fields containing floral sprays.

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


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