02 août 2019

A gem set jade powder flask, Mughal India, 18th century

2019_NYR_17464_0050_000(a_gem_set_jade_powder_flask_mughal_india_18th_century)

Lot 50. A gem set jade powder flask, Mughal India, 18th century; 6 ins. (15 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Of curved tapering form, the jade body carved in relief with a ram head with ruby eyes, one end terminating with a flowerhead shaped lid, finial with quatrefoil gold flower set with rubies and emeralds, with gilt silver stopper and handle set on a lion shaped silver decoration, the top further decorated with leaf shaped rubies in gold, with silvered case.

Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 70, ill. p. 100, no. 26.

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


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