02 août 2019

Dessins italiens de la collection Mariette au Musée du Louvre

Michel-Ange, Tête de satyre ©Musee du Louvre ©RMN-Grand Palais ©Suzanne Nagy Pierre Jean Mariette (1694-1774) a réuni l’une des collections les plus fascinantes de tout le XVIIIe siècle, dans laquelle le dessin tenait le premier rang, avec environ neuf mille six cents feuilles. Les chefs-d’œuvre des grands artistes y côtoyaient les morceaux de bravoure des petits maîtres, suivant une volonté encyclopédique assumée par ce « touche-à-tout de génie », afin d’offrir un résumé aussi parfait que possible de l’histoire du dessin, des... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2019

An antique diamond and multi-gem pendant, mid to late 19th century

Lot 306. An antique diamond and multi-gem pendant, mid to late 19th century; 1 ¾ ins. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Modified oval hollow-back cabochon sapphire, cabochon emeralds and rubies, triangular-cut diamonds, pearl, white, red, green enamel on reverse, gold on a lac core. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100348: Australia, no gemological evidence of heat. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 104, no. 35 Exhibited: Victoria... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An antique enamel and pearl pendant, late 17th century

Lot 305. An antique enamel and pearl pendant, late 17th century; 2 3/8 ins. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Drop-shaped pearl, white, red, green and blue enamel, gold on a lac core. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 150, no. 112The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 182, no. 120The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 208, no. 124 Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century

Lot 265. An enamelled and diamond-set staff, India, 19th century; 13 ins. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With flower and parrot finial, the candy-striped staff made in two pieces, end piece missing. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
02 août 2019

A mango-shaped carved and gem set gold perfume flask, North India, 1700-1740

Lot 233. A mango-shaped carved and gem set gold perfume flask, North India, 1700-1740; 3 ½ ins. (9.1 cm.) high, 1 ¾ ins. (4.5 cm.) wide, 1 7/8 ins. (4.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p.83, no.53Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.166, no.125The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.202, no.135The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.224, no.139. ... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A pair of antique diamond and multi-gem child's bazubands, mid to late 19th century

Lot 164. A pair of antique diamond and multi-gem child's bazubands, mid to late 19th century; each 2 ¾ ins. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pair of armbands of florette design, rectangular and cushion-shaped table-cut spinels and foil-backed colorless gemstones, pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, cabochon emeralds, green, red, white and blue enamel on the reverse, gold on a lac core. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 197, no.... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2019

A lion-headed jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India or Deccan, circa 1750

Lot 152. A lion-headed jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, North India or Deccan, circa 1750; 17 7/8 ins. (45.5 cm.) long; 2 3/8 ins. (6.1 cm.) wide; scabbard 14 in. (35.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Watered steel blade, in red velvet covered sheath with gold locket and chape. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.116, no.88The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.142, no.90The Palace Museum, Beijing... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An Art Deco diamond, onyx and enamel lapel watch, circa 1925

Lot 93. An Art Deco diamond, onyx and enamel lapel watch, circa 1925. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Pear, single and old-cut diamonds, onyx, white and black enamel, black silk cord, restrung at a later date, platinum and gold (French marks), manual movement, case 22.75 x 14.75 mm, 2 ¾ ins., circa 1925, movement by Agassiz & Compagnie. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p. 141, no. 84The Miho Museum,... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

An antique ruby, diamond and emerald jigha, 19th century

Lot 90. An antique ruby, diamond and emerald jigha, 19th century; 3 ¼ ins. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a turban ornament of elephant motif, oval cabochon rubies, rose and table-cut diamonds, cabochon emeralds, foil, gold, elephant design engraved on reverse with initials 'M. A.'. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 136, ill. p. 189, no. 59. Exhibited: New York 2014, p. 61 Miho 2016, p. 125, no.... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 75. A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700. Gold and color on paper, black leaf with dense gold flowering vine, backed on cream card with three Mughal seal impressions. Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ¼ ins. (21.7 x 15.7 cm). Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Note: A very similar leaf was sold in these Rooms 12 September 2012, lot 612, with further leaves from the same album forming lots 610 and 611 in... [Lire la suite]