18 juillet 2019

A carved sapphire Hindu saint of 37.82 carats, 18th century

2019_NYR_17464_0290_000(a_carved_sapphire_hindu_saint)

Lot 290. A carved sapphire Hindu saint of 37.82 carats, 18th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 

Depicting a Hindu saint, carved sapphire of 37.82 carats, 1 1/8 in.

ProvenanceMaurice de Rothschild, Paris; on deposit at the Banque de Paris, from where it was confiscated by the Devisenschutz-Kommando following the Nazi occupation of Paris; Transferred to the Jeu de Paume (Einsatztab Reichsleiter Rosenberg no. R 2182), and from there to Lager Peter, Alt Aussee; Recovered by the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section; transferred to the Munich Central Collecting Point (MCCP no. 266/30), 20 June 1945; Repatriated to Paris, 25 June 1946, and restituted to the Rothschild collection.

Literature: González-Palacios 1981, pp. 296-97, no. 142
Spink 1988, pp. 64-65, no. 49.

ExhibitedThe Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 28, no. 5
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 202, no. 152
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 86, no. 43
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 98, no. 44.

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

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