26 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bangles, possibly Jaipur, North India, late 19th century

Lot 122. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bangles, possibly Jaipur, North India, late 19th century; 3 ½in. (9 cm.) outer diameter ; 2 ¼ in. (5.7cm.) inner diameter. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,920 - USD 19,380). Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior with floral and foliate motifs set with diamonds and and possibly rubies on blue enamel ground, with a seed pearl surround, the inside elegantly decorated with large red enamelled flowers on cream... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2019

A gem-set gold pendant in the form of an eagle, Deccan or South India, 19th century

Lot 121. A gem-set gold pendant in the form of an eagle, Deccan or South India, 19th century; 3 ½ in. (9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,840 - USD 38,760). Price realised GBP 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bold heraldic eagle holding pearls in its claws, the body set with a foiled emerald surrounded by table cut diamonds and foiled cabochon rubies, the beak formed of carved ruby, the wings and flaring tail bordered with similar diamonds, a fringe of seed... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2019

A gem-set gold necklace, South India, Late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 119. A gem-set gold necklace, South India, Late 19th-early 20th century; 15in. (38.2cm.) long; 6 ½in. (16.4cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,168 - USD 7,752). Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Composed of a row of pendants consisting of flowers within roundels interspersed with stylised pendant trefoils, each set with table-cut white sapphires or rock crystal and foiled cabochon rubies and emeralds, the reverse plain gold, on two gold wire chains,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 186. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 7.6cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP (14,493 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the terminals in the form of two confronting makaras, each with a hinge for opening to one side, gem-set on a blue enamel ground on the exterior, the interior with polychrome floral enameling. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later

Lot 185. A jewelled and enamelled gold necklace, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century and later; central bar: 11.5cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP (8,696 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a straight rigid bar with five beads with attached reticulated flowerheads, and geometric gem-set and enamelled beads hanging with miniature seed pearl fringes, two round enamelled beads, hanging strands composed of three rows of green gems, textile and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 184. A diamond-set and enamelled gold bracelet (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; 7.8cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,000 GBP (6,956 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasp rendered in the form of two confronting elephant heads, decorated with blue, red, green, and white enamels, the interior with floral motifs and birds, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 17th century

Lot 183. A Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, circa 17th century; 4.5cm. max. length. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. enamelled with a green ground and set with diamonds, pink gemstones and turquoise in the kundantechnique as a flowerhead with foliate stems, the interior with a white enamel ground and red, blue and green enamelled floral blossoms. Note: Archers' rings with an asymmetrical construction, such as the... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century

Lot 182. A diamond-set and enamelled torque (hasli) with pearl fringe, India, Jaipur, 19th century; 16.5cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP (24,637 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rigid ovoid from, with an applied diamond-set, foil-backed rosette to the centre, the upper side decorated with diamond flowerheads and leaves reserved against a blue enamelled ground, the reverse decorated in red, green, white and blue enamels with flowerheads and birds, the edge... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century

Lot 181. A bird-form gem-set pendant, India, Deccan, 19th century; 6.5 by 5cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP (26,087 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. rendered in the form of a bird with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the breast mounted with a diamond medallion, gold head and body set with cabochon gemstones, wings and tail feathers with drop-pendant pearls, suspension loop on each wing, simple gold reverse. Note: Pendants shaped in the form of... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800

Lot 174. A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 55,000 GBP (63,767 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting; 19cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa... [Lire la suite]